With the Sydney 2000 Olympics well behind the country, the Homebush athletics centre still sees constant use even though many of the world class events fly under the media radar. The Gatorade Bolt is one such event where a charity 4 man relay event was held with some of Australia’s (even the world’s) best runners coming together alongside the public in a rare opportunity to strut their stuff cometeing against one another at high speeds.
Above: The world’s fastest man with a very cool entrance pose
Amidst a flutter of Australian sportsmen including Brad Fittler, Danny Green, and Brad Haddin, the fastest man in the world Usain Bolt was able to join one of the relay teams in the race as the event coincided with his whirlwind tour of Australia.
Sydney’s Showtime Productions were chosen by Sound Agents to spec and sort the sound system which needed to meet some particular requirements as Showtime’s Managing Director Rob Runko reports. “We had to make this mobile set up as the field had to be cleared.” Rob’s solution was to set the rig up and ensure cabling was run correctly, then bring the rig in once required. “We ran all cables in the morning and then forklifted the system into position 20 mins before the gig then patched it in and it was ready to go.”
No Chep palettes were harmed in the making of this event
With approximately 7000 on-lookers in attendance, the sound system needed to be clear, loud and consistent. Rob decided to use 16 x RCF TTL33a top cabinets along with 8 x RCF TTS 28a sub cabinets as he felt these would be the best system for the job; and he was right. “They were very happy and the PA system did the job”.
The day was executed seamlessly and the system worked flawlessly. A special thanks from Rob goes out to his team comprised of Pat Williams, Tony Moffit, Josh Moffit and Nathan Barnier.
Above: RCF TT+… So sexy