Are you new to the Stagehand world? Do you listen in on a conversation between two stagehands and feel like you're way outside of an inside joke? Well, here's a little peak at some of our trade & colloquial terms we often use and the true meaning behind it.
"Best Gig Ever!"
Worst gig ever!
"We only want to do this 'twice,' once!"
Let's first do it [producer's] way, then we'll do it the right way.
Black pants, black shirt, black shoes, and the entire right side of a stagehand's closet.
Black slacks, black button-up shirt, and the other side of a stagehand's closet.
Black slacks, black coat, black tie, all of which is commonly found balled-up in the stagehand's trunk.
The mammoth road case filled with every tool ever used, and every contraption ever devised, and every possible roll of tape, and food menus from every city ever visited. But really, the workbox is a 400 pound security blanket.
A box or road case full of random crap we couldn't fix in the Work Box.
One of the few tools we really ever use.
Left-handed [or Metric] C-Wrench
See "Flux Capacitor"
Also known as electrical tape, which is a pressure-sensitive, non-conductive insulating tape that's useful for binding looms, cable stress reliefs, identifying microphones, minor first aid, marking bad gear, fixing loose latches, dressing speaker stands, resealing lunch containers and holding open crash doors - and occasionally used for insulating cable.
A heavy cotton tape with strong adhesive and tensile properties, used for everything else.