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Taking the Big Easy

New Orleans was a blast starting off with a meal of jambalaya and alligator po-boys. We popped along to the Fried Chicken Festival (the main stage of which, we noted proudly, was an SL250 set up by our friends at Center Staging). With full bellies, we headed off to the French Quarter and Bourbon Street,…

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Lightning-Fast Safety Response

Lightning may not strike twice, but striking once is bad enough. Thanks to the diligence of Stageline tech Francis Kopajko, when lightning struck a SAM440 during the leadup preparations for an evening show in Rouyn-Noranda on August 11, the stage had already been evacuated, and no one was hurt. Mid-afternoon that day, technical people were…

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HOW TO GET A HOT DATE NEXT SUMMER

As we ease into the second week of August, it’s a good time to talk about booking in advance for summer—next summer. We’ve had an exciting summer at Stageline, and one thing it’s proven to us is that demand for our products is continually expanding. That’s great news for us, but bad news for some…

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SAM750 STAGE DEPLOYED IN RECORD TIME AT METLIFE STADIUM

Stageline and its giant mobile stage, the SAM750, made a sensational entrance (and exit) last weekend at the Hot 97 Summer Jam in New York’s Metlife Stadium. Once the lights shut off Sunday evening around midnight on the giant, 130’ x 56’ stage, Stageline’s team had a narrow window to dismantle the SAM750 in order to…

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Saluting an Older Brother in the Business

The concert by Nitty Gritty Dirt Band–founder John McEuen was coming up, and they needed to get a stage into the middle of an amphitheatre, but they couldn’t afford to build one. The solution was obvious to Gary Justesen, owner of Salt Lake City’s Oasis Stage Werks: they’d bring in the SL250—on a crane. “Your…

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Your Chance to Get Dirty

…and Get Paid Doing It Most people like an opportunity to go out and get dirty now and then. But the question is, how much do you like it? And how dirty are you willing to get? If the answer is “I’m not happy until I come home a bit muddy, a tad soaked from…

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WINE & SONG

In Czech, it’s “Víno, ženy, a zpěv.” In Polish, “Wino, kobiety i śpiew,” and in Hindi, “Sur, Sura, Sundari.” Johann Strauss had a waltz called “Wein, Weib und Gesang.” In more than a dozen languages across Europe and into Asia, there is an expression that translates to the English “Wine, women, and song.” While the…

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END OF THE SEASON

A Stageline mobile stage is equipment that combines the performance and durability of a heavy machinery vehicle with the range and high performance of a portable staging rig. It can do a lot, and it always does. But that means every season has a much greater impact on a Stageline stage than it would on…

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BUSINESS AS USUAL

The Fort McMurray, Alberta wildfire of 2016 has been burning since May 1. It has been under control, at least, since July 5, but by that point, beginning May 1, it had already torn through 590,000 hectares (1,500,000 acres) of forests and city alike, destroying up to 90% of the homes in some neighbourhoods of…

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90% Off

As far as discounts go, 90% is a big one. You don’t even get that much of a cut off of Halloween chocolate in mid-November. But one of the things we’re proudest of with Stageline mobile stages is that they routinely cost 90% less to install and get ready than other traditional ground-support solutions. The…

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