The Drowsy Lads tear it up for 6,000-plus people.
By Clive Young.
Believe it or not, some family reunions can be fun—take, for instance, the massive 2011 St. Patrick's Day Irish Family Reunion, held at Vet's Memorial Auditorium in Columbus, Ohio. More than 6,000 people turned up, and Amanda, OH-based Lighthouse Pro Sound, LLC. ensured everyone could hear every note of music from the three bands and a trio of dance academies.
The calm before the storm
The day’s acts included the Drowsy Lads, the Hooligans, the Shamrock Club Pipes & Drums, Millennium Academy, Regan Academy and Richens/Timm Academy of Irish Dance.
House engineer Grant Pedigo and monitor engineer Rick Cossin each oversaw a Crest HP-8 console; the house system for the event was a Prophecy rig, based around a Prophecy Power Stack and 210TiH side fills, while Cossin’s mixes were heard on-stage through Prophecy M1265T 3-way monitors. Powering all that were Crown XTI-2000 and Electro-Voice CP-3000 and CP-220 amplifiers for the house, while Crown XTI-4000 amps tackled the monitors. Rex Buckingham was on-hand as the tech.