chapter  7
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Load-In

If your production reaches the size to be big enough to have an LD (lighting designer) carrying his or her own lights, that person will usually load-in first, along with any flooring that may need to be set up. If you’re carrying all your backline, PA, and lights in the same vehicle, though, it will all be unloaded (tipped) at the same time. In this situation, staggering the access to the stage is often a good idea, just to avoid too many people running into each other. Get any flooring down first, then set up the lighting while the PA techs can start setting up the monitors, FOH, and boxes. Just be aware of what is going on around you at all times, and try to think ahead about what needs to be donenot just from your point of view, but everyone else’s as well.