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Squint Abroad – Load In

Squint Abroad – Load In

Loading in any event can be stressful.  Even when you are not dealing with language barriers, unfamiliar electrical standards, and different gear, the ballet of people and gear is a delicate balance between executing “the plan” and adapting to challenges.  In a foreign country this process has the potential to be a disaster.  Luckily, my […]

Squint Abroad – Preparing For International Travel

Squint Abroad – Preparing For International Travel

There is no doubt that Americans are highly cautioned by the state department any time they leave the relative safety of our borders for a tour abroad.  I’m currently working in Istanbul, Turkey, arguably one of the most incredible cities in the world.  Before hopping on a plane I checked my passport, flight information, the […]

Squint Abroad: Language Barriers

Squint Abroad: Language Barriers

We understand from a basic study of history that cultural and language barriers have been points of contention and difficulty for thousands of years.  Construction of the tower of Babel was halted when the masons were no longer able to communicate in the same tongue.  It’s safe to say that in the event production industry, we have moved […]

Squint Abroad: International Event Production, A Fresh Perspective

Squint Abroad: International Event Production, A Fresh Perspective

Let’s start from the beginning.  I work for a live event production company based out of Indianapolis, Indiana.  One of our clients is staging their annual general managers conferences around the world, and has been kind enough to ask us to leave the US borders and come with them.  Our first stop is in Bangkok, Thailand.  We left […]