Brainstorm with Follow-Me on tour in Latvia
August 18, 2022 13:02
Formed at the end of the 80’s by college friends, the Latvian Rock band Brainstorm has gone on to be one of the most successful Latvian bands and a regular guest across the European festival scene. In 2000 Brainstorm came third in the Eurovision Song Contest and in 2013, they were the first Baltic band to play at the UK’s Glastonbury Festival. This summer Follow-Me 3D SIX system has been on tour with Brainstorm enjoying touring Latvia with the aptly named “A Year Without a Calendar” tour, reflecting on the last few years without festivals and touring.
Lighting Designer Ainārs Pastars chose to use Follow-Me 3D SIX system for his follow-spot operation taking advantage of the control flexibility: “we can assign any fixture to any target on-the-fly and even get full control from the lighting desk for pre-sets of the key light scenes”.
Ainārs went on to explain why his choice for Follow-Me proved to be ideal for this tour: “Ease of setup - fixture refinement works amazingly well, we don’t even need to measure anything, just enter approximate fixture coordinates and calibration takes care of the rest!”
For the final show they took advantage of the scalability and flexibility of the system adding some extra fixtures making a total of 17 VL2600 which are all controlled by the Follow-Me 3D SIX system.
The Follow-Me 3D system was supplied by Latvian rental company Company NA. Valters Bērziņš was the Follow-Me Tech for the tour also operating the system alongside, Armands Kurgans as the main Frontlight operator.
Photograph credits © K Luhaers and D Dambenieks as details in the images from the tour in our gallery.