Boston, MA (November 4, 2004)–In September, Jimmy Buffett took over Fenway Park in Boston, playing a series of concerts there–only the second major rock act to do so in the park’s long and storied history. Supplying audio for the grand Parrothead gathering was his longtime sound provider, Escondido, CA-based rental sound company Sound Image.
Considering the size of the venue, Sound Image chose to use a stadium-sized JBL VerTec line array system to cover the 35,000 people in attendance. For the concerts, a Sound Image crew headed by FOH mixer Rich Davis set up 80 2×15″ full-size VT4889 line array elements along with 40 VT4880 full-size arrayable subwoofers. The six-man crew had only nine hours to load in, adjust and tune the stage setup and massive stadium rig, due to overnight travel from New York City. For the larger-than-usual system setup, Sound Image relied on supplemental VerTec equipment from regional owner Scorpio Sound, located in nearby West Bridgewater, MA.