IF you think putting a show like F1 Rocks is as easy as pie, think again.
Heading into the final 48 hours, Paul Morrison and Becky Morgan, the CEO and COO of All The Worlds, respectively, let us see what it really takes to make F1 Rocks, well, rock.
The answer: Sweat, and loads of it. I’m not just talking about the sweltering heat. The logistics alone for the largest outdoor stage ever assembled in Singapore are staggering: Between 100 to 200 people working everyday, erecting a stage that’s 15m by 40m by 25m, installing 600 light units, about eight mixing desks, 250 sq m of high resolution LED screens, 70 speaker boxes, about 14.5 km of cables transferring six megawatts of power… and that’s just the stage area!
(They even calculated that each worker walks about 10km a day just up and down the hill. Which, if you look at the bright side, is not a bad way to lose weight and build muscle – although I’m not signing up just yet…)
At the top of the hill, another surprise: The Red Bull stage(below), built from cargo containers and decked out in the signature Red Bull colours, will also provide musical entertainment from the likes of Red Bull artiste Black Gold, DJ Ko Flow, MC Vijay Singh (no, not the golfer) and the UK’s Killa Kela.
And then there’s the VIP and artiste hospitality. No, no one’s asked for all the blue M&Ms to be removed from the candy bowl, or for all the olives to be pitted, but you never know. I heard that someone even asked for a goldfish in their dressing room – no telling who though, but with uber VIPs like Richard Branson, true blue-blood royalty and Beyonce popping down, anything is possible.
And after everything’s over, they have to tear everything down again. Say what you like, these people work hard for their money.