Backseat Lovers

Backseat Lovers

The Backseat Lovers set out on the road this year with a production and lighting design created by Meagan Metcalf, who has been working with the super-hot indie rockers from Utah since 2022, with 22 x Robe ESPRITES and 24 x Tetra2 moving lights at the heart of the lighting rig.

Metcalf’s starting point for the stage and lighting design was the band’s desire to have projection as part of the show. They used it earlier on a week-long run of shows for the album launch for which current lighting director on-the-road Gerry Dintelman co-ordinated the design (as Metcalf was fulfilling other commitments). They wanted to expand the scale of the projection but use it sparingly and judiciously at key moments. From here the idea of the ‘pillowfort’ drape design evolved as a workable surface for projection from a single 21K source rigged at FOH, that also offered the quirky distinctive basement feel they wanted as a ‘base mood’ for the shows. The natural muslin cloth is made up of two sections – a back piece plus the overhead hanging canopy, designed to enable a row of upstage lighting fixtures to be rigged in the gap.