Melbourne - 10:30am Sunday 10th March 2019
The day commences with the inaugural Roady4Roadies Walk, a leisurely stroll from the Palais Theatre along the foreshores to Point Ormond then back to the Palais Theatre for a family day of fun and entertainment.
The sign-in time starts at 10:30am. Walkers depart in groups of 30, at 5 minute intervals or 100m apart from 10.30am-11.20am. Walk participants receive a free t-shirt, laminate & lanyard, water & sunscreen provided along the way.
Family day activities begin 1.00pm. There's a BBQ and Crewathlon, a fun & friendly competition for teams of roadies, with events including the Cable Comp, Stage Manager Sprint, Lighting Crew Limbo and Sound Crew Shimmy!
The day concludes with awards, prizes, speeches and live entertainment featuring Mark Seymour, Dave Graney & the mistLY, J.R. Reyne, Sisters Doll & Jarosite. Doors open at 12.30pm, with show starting at 12.40pm and running through to 3.20pm.
The Crewathlon is a ‘fun’ activity and friendly competition between local workers. They encourage production houses, studios, theatres, function/convention centres and festival workers to take part. Prizes are awarded to individual competitors with the State Trophy presented to the winning team.
The Crewathlon highlights some of the many day-to-day skills needed to work on a live event. They demonstrate the high-level of ability required to work in this career.
- Cable Coiling Comp. 2 team members only. Fastest team wins.
- Obstacle Course. Pushing a road case around an obstacle course.
- Drum Kit Set-up. Setting up a basic drum kit from scratch. The the kit will then be played by a professional drummer. If bits falls off or over, the team will incur a time penalty.
- PA Set-up. Setting up a basic PA. The PA will be used by a performer. If it doesn’t work, the team will incur a time penalty for each part that isn’t working.
- Guestlist Challenge. All members of the team have to get past a door person & into your gig. Fastest combined time of all them members wins.