When rock group Bon Jovi takes the RBC Center stage tonight in its Live 2011 World Tour, eight NCCU students will be able to say they were “with the band.”
The students, all members of the Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society, were selected to shadow the Bon Jovi crew as they prepared for tonight’s performance, according to an NCCU release. Students spent this morning helping unload and build the stage before returning in the afternoon for a tour of the arena, sound check and testing.
Bon Jovi, voted the No. 1 worldwide touring act by Billboard and Pollster, presents a spectacle that includes 1.5 million pixels on the high definition video screens; 8,400 amps required to execute one arena show for lights, audio, video, rigging, motion control and robots, and 950 separate video cues during the show to correctly display the show on the video screens.
According to NCCU's Charmaine McKissick-Melton, today's experience is educational driven. The students participating are mass communication and music industry majors.