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.
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
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.
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!!!