Ben Dorcy & John Watkins
Allen McGrier, Kate Hennan, Lanise Hughes, John Watkins & Larry Smith
Darcy Lynch & Heather Robinson, Stage Hands Massage Therapy, Inc
After the initial meet & greet, RN Production Manager Kat Hennen read the "Roadie Roll Call" listing the brothers and sisters that we lost in 2010.
Robert Mc Crillis
Walt English Aree Gray
Uncle Bill Douglas
Sherry "Sparky" Hamilton
Robert "Allem" O'Bleness
Richard "Buff Noto
She also remembered two fallen artists that were known for their love of the road crews, Richie Hayward (Little Feat) and Ronnie James Dio (Rainbow, Black Sabbeth, Dio).
The awards ceremony followed. The first award was to Jef Hickey RFL, who was unable to attend. Jef received a "Lifetime Achievement Award" for his contributions to The Show." Jef started in the business at age 15 with bands like Motorhead, Twisted Sister, Megadeth and many others.
The second award was to John "Boom Boom" Watkins, a legendary Pyro Roadie. John pretty much invented the use of pyrotechnics at rock shows back in the 70's and has worked with artists which include Kiss, Bon Jovi, Journey, Van Halen (Hagar version), Michael Jackson, Rick James, and Ronnie Jamies Dio. John was honored for his contributions to The Show and specifically to being the father of Pyro.
Karl Kuenning, Allen McGrier, John Watkins, & Lanise Hughes
The final award of the night was "Pyro Pete" Cappadocia RFL. Pete was officially inducted into the Roadie For Life Hall of Fame.
Karl Kuenning & Pyro Pete Cappadocia
The night ended with a special announcement from Larry Smith (TourLink, MobileProductionpro.com). Larry announced that Roadie Palooza will be held in January in conjunction with the 2011 TourLink Conference. The date will be Thursday January 27th 2011 in Scottsdale AZ. Special Roadie.net member prices will apply for both the event and the hotel.
Story & Pictures courtesy of Karl Kuenning & www.ROADIE.NET
Stage Hands Masssage Therapy debuted at the ShowBiz Expo in New York on Oct 9. This 5-Star event is the largest tradeshow & conference for the Entertainment Industry and brings together everyone who works in Film, Video, TV, Theatre, Fashion and Live Events.
Attendees come from all over the world to meet with leading companies who provide products & services to the ShowBiz Industry, network with their peers and attend workshops, seminars and film screenings.
This is the most anticipated networking event of the year for the ShowBiz Industry! Stage Hands Massage was honored to be a part of this event as our massage and bodyworking services are now being requested on some of the largest motion picture sets in the entertainment industry.
Cindy, Maria & Darcy, Stage Hands Massage Therapy, Inc
Keep Stage Hands Massage in mind for your tour or production! We have massage therapists, chiropractors, acupuncturists, yoga instructors and personal trainers all over the world!