Friday, April 3, 2009

Viva Las Vegas

This week saw five of the DI crew going to ShoWest in Las Vegas. It’s an annual conference and trade show for the theatre industry and it’s the first time we have exhibited there in some years, so it was exciting (and a little nerve racking) for us. On reflection, we had a great show. We saw lots of familiar faces and lots of new ones too. Thank you to everyone who stopped by to talk to us at the DI booth.

The emphasis on new products from other exhibitors seemed to be almost entirely on 3D visuals. There were quite a few offerings including some from big names. All require you to don a goofy pair of spectacles while watching a large screen. The effect is very impressive and in some situations really added to the experience. But some of the extreme examples were a little disorientating. I especially didn’t like the part where a snakes tongue whipped just past my nose, but I suppose that was the desired effect! I want to post some links here so you can go and experience this for yourself, but it would be like trying to show you color on a black and white TV.

Even after a hard day’s work, we didn’t waste the opportunity to explore some of Las Vegas’ casinos. Lots of walking, Vegas is BIG. I will also take this opportunity to point out that we didn’t get up to any mischief, and even if we did, we wouldn’t post it here!

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