Dec 282010

In Part 1 and Part 2, you saw what the audience saw as El Monstero performed their annual Pink Floyd tribute. Now you get to see what no one else saw: a glimpse into the insane amount of work that goes into such an epic production.

As soon as the band Cake vacated the venue on the evening of December 15th, the El Monstero crew began to construct their stage. By the time I arrived the following afternoon, they had been hard at work for almost 24 hours. And the band hadn’t even plugged their instruments in yet. Sound checks started soon after I arrived and continued through the next day. All in all, it took nearly 48 hours to build, rig and test the entire production. And that doesn’t include the untold hours of planning, rehearsing and promoting the event.

And you thought this was just some cover band playing Pink Floyd tunes.

Kudos to the band, their crew and the St. Louis community for another fantastic holiday season of great music and good times.

El Monstero @ The Pageant (Setup) 12.16.2010 – Images by Corey Woodruff

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