From inside an old, repurposed brick bakery on a rough stretch of Leavenworth Street in the Big O come some of the most cutting-edge infrastructure ideas for stadium and festival shows around the world. But while Aaron Cass had all the experience and the technology to turn a concert designer’s vision into “real nuts and bolts,” he told Omaha’s KETV, it wasn’t until he got financing with an SBA guaranteed loan that he could make a business out of it.
Cass personally knows what show runners in far-flung locations need, and how fast they need it, after spending 15 years touring and supporting some of the biggest performers around the globe, from N*Sync to Britney Spears, and from to Bruce Springsteen to the Stones. Name a city from Australia to Japan, and “I know a good restaurant or a bar there,” he said. Over time, he built his Rolodex starting out as a roadie eventually working up to stage manager bouncing from tour to tour, often working up to 100 hours a week.
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