October 17, 2009

Raise the roof

Though I root for the Blue Eagles when it's basketball season, I have to confess that I'm not really much of a basketball fan. The only reason why I was at the Back 2 the Bonfire program last week was because our office was involved in organizing the event. In other words, it was just work for me—fun work, but work nevertheless. Anyway, we were at the parking lot early so we saw the stage being set up. We arrived while they were hanging flood lights and speakers from the ceiling frame and we wondered why the ceiling of the stage was so low. It looked kind of claustrophobic. Then these guys grabbed chains at the four corners and started pulling them to raise the ceiling. Oh!

men setting up a stage

But what happens when a chain gets stuck? Then someone has to climb up to untangle it by hand.

men setting up a stage

15 comments:

the donG said...

not an easy job. i hope they are insured. i actually saw this in the news... that is worth celebrating.

Jarart said...

Amazing how they do that stuff!

James said...

I bet most people who go to events like that have no idea what it takes to "raise the roof" and everything else.

Jay said...

following you. nice blog, keep updating.

Kaori said...

it must of taken a long time! great title :)

Autumn Belle @ KDP said...

This just make me realise the amount of work people behind the scenes have to do before before the curtains are raised so that we can have fun.

Vogon Poet said...

I've seen this, for them this is the most natural thing in the world while you are watching amazed!

Layrayski said...

literally raising the roof. cool hehehehe

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B SQUARED said...

Looks like dangerous work.

Euroangel said...

musta na po dyan?
this seems to be a lot of fun! yup it is very cold now in our place...freezing cold! salamat po sa bisita and God bless Phils.!
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marley said...

Looks like they had some serious kit with them. Look at the size of those speakers!!

Don and Krise said...

Well, now you know how the do it. See, we get a little smarter every day don't we? (Not so sure about myself on this one.)

Ken Mac said...

looks like a fun time. Oi!!

ellievellie said...

What a brave young man!