The Hague, Netherlands (June 8, 2006)–Perhaps when you were a kid, you collected money for UNICEF during Halloween with those trademark little orange donation boxes. In the Hague, they do it a bit snazzier, holding massive galas that attract celebrities from the cultural, sporting and political worlds. This past March, they held the annual gala once again, garnering 143,500 euros for the esteemed charity in the process.
In the Hague, AVEQ Rental & Sales supplied a sizable EV XLD PA for a UNICEF fundraiser.Providing entertainment for the event were local and national acts such as Jim, Told U So and Frank In Person (F.I.P.) and also the Seventies disco stars, Sister Sledge. Dutch sound company AVEQ Rental & Sales was responsible for the production, with a team led by sound engineers Rutger Klein Kranenbarg (FOH) and Dimitri Van Dijck (Monitor) using an Electro-Voice sound system–for both the gala and the after-show party.
AVEQ boss Robert van Aalst commented: “The atrium has an appalling reputation among sound engineers, with glass and stone everywhere you look–a FOH man’s nightmare! We put our faith in the EV XLD–and that faith was utterly vindicated. After the show, the compliments were flying and, best of all, we were awarded the commission for next year’s gala on the spot!”