Michael Watson

Michael Watson, Montgomery College’s Performing Arts Center on the Rockville Campus, and I am the Technical Director.

How do you feel about working with Event Tech?

I think Event Tech is fantastic. They do great work. Their people are on time. They’re on budget. They know their equipment. They know what they’re doing. We’re able to do advance shows with them on a regular basis, and they provide all the support that we need.

Before we found Event Tech, most of the time we had to go with multiple vendors. With Event Tech, at least now, we’re able to go with one vendor and take care of all of our audio needs and our staging needs. Occasionally, we do some sub-rentals for lighting. Before that, we had to go to at least three different vendors to get the equipment that we needed.

What is the best part about working with Event Tech?

Honestly, it’s the people. We feel that a lot of their engineers are top-notch. They know all of the ins and outs of their equipment and all of their consoles. Touring and guest artist events love working with them. They are able to work really easily and achieve what they need to for their shows.

Would you recommend Event Tech to a colleague?

I would tell them that Event Tech is probably your one-stop-shop for everything that you need in terms of production. Their people are able to get the job done very quickly and politely, and they’re able to work well with artists of all caliber.

We like to use Event Tech routinely because the engineers that we get work very, very well with the touring engineers. A lot of times if we have a tour that comes through here with specific guest artists’ needs, those guys can be a little grumpy. They can be a little bit tired. They’ve been on the road for God knows how long.

The Event Tech personnel that we have on day of show are able to actually calm them down and work with them and make it a much more relaxed and friendly environment so that the show goes off without a hitch.

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