On The Scene: NAMM Load-In

There's more than 1,400 exhibitors at this year's Winter NAMM show, so it's not surprising that the days leading up to the convention are as busy as the show itself. Sneaking in—OK, flashing an Exhibitor Press badge to the guards—we took a look behind the scenes Wednesday afternoon.
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There's more than 1,400 exhibitors at this year's Winter NAMM show, so it's not surprising that the days leading up to the convention are as busy as the show itself. Sneaking in—OK, flashing an Exhibitor Press badge to the guards—we took a look behind the scenes yesterday.

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A typical sight on the show floor Wednesday: partially built booths, bags, cages and hardworking crews.

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The Wave Distribution crew, including Gil Griffith, Chris Pelonis, David Bryce and others, confab preshow as Jeff Goodman (left) puts the finishing touches on the Empirical Labs display.

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Julian David, AEA Production Design Engineer, snapped this one of goodies enroute to his company's booth "After removing some cobwebs from Nipper's private parts, he was eager to enter the loading cart. However, he refused to lie down, which got us worried. We'll have to work on that!"