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Plasa 2001

The worlds leading entertainment technology show. PLASA, came to a close September 12th and as promised the event had a more electrifying schedule then ever before.

The show, now in its 24th year, attracted over 13000 visitors, with its mix of competitions, product launches and master classes.

Packed full with its program of events that included a guest appearance from superstar DJ's Roger Sanchez, Karl 'Tuff Enuff' Brown & Kenny ' Dope' Gonzales.

Over 300 of the worlds leading lighting and sound brands were also present, many launching their innovations in PLASA's prestigious award for product excellence. Almost 60 products were nominated for those awards, in one or more categories of lighting, sound, audio, visual & stage engineering, with the entries judged by a panel of industry experts.

The show kicked off on Sunday with the cream of the countries up & coming DJ talent battling it out in the Extreme V, Gemini DJ competition. Sponsored by leading DJ equipment supplier Gemini. The competition was a launch pad for the career of the winner, as well as the exposure the winner also got to take home £500 worth of Gemini equipment.

The competition was run alongside all new IDJ talk zones, which gave DJ's expert advice and tips on all the latest technology. Some of the countries most respected DJ's were also available to share their advice & techniques.

PLASA, as well as being an outlet to showcase the latest technology, also offered a series of master classes, focusing on various aspects of the industry. The mater class seminars featured a host of experts speaking about the various markets that are influenced by lighting & sound.

Whether you are an inspiring bedroom DJ or club owner, or come to mention it, a website journalist, you couldn't help but get excited from what was on offer.

After an entertaining & successful four days the show came to a close, and it is farewell until PLASA 2002. If you didn't make it this time, put the date in your diary for next year because if this is anything to go by next year will be a roadblock!!!



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