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I.A.T.S.E.
The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts, of the United States, its Territories and Canada, AFL-CIO, CLC

Starground Provides Sound for AFL-CIO Labor Day Rally
Wlmington DE, Labor Day, September 6th 2004

Since the IATSE union is part of the AFL-CIO, it was the IATSE Local which hired the band and the sound for this year's Labor Day Rally.

Delaware band Backlash has most of its bandmembers belonging to unions, so they were chosen.

David Muddiman is the soundman of choice for Backlash and he also is a worker for IATSE, so he was contracted to provide sound for the band and for the various labor and political speakers.

The soundsystem consisted of two new Meyer UPA-1P, two Meyer 650-R2 sub-woofers, and two EAW FR-153 for outer sidefill. Monitors were three Meyer UM-1P, One Meyer UM-100P, and one JBL SR4735a for drums.


Delaware Governor Ruth Ann Minner speaks before the crowd.

The Mayor of Wilmington Delaware onstage delivering his speach.


Two major Delaware theatrical stagehands.

Sid Root Technical Director of the Schwartz Center on left.

Mike Harrington, Business Agent for IATSE Local 284 on right.


Members of IATSE Local 284 Delaware distribute IATSE flyers and the DuPont Theatre's new schedule.

More members of IATSE Local 284 Delaware.

Backlash , a band from Delaware, plays three complete sets of music.


It was a wonderful outdoor event in Tubman Garrett Park.
Everyone was very happy with the clarity and good tone of the sound system.

Related Links:

  • IATSE Local 284 - Official Webpage
  • IATSE International New York NY
  • Starground Audio - David Muddiman (Newark Delaware)
  • David Muddiman's Experiences - as a stagehand for IATSE Local 284
  • John Mayer - David Muddiman works for John Mayer through IATSE Local 284
  • Meyer UPA-1P Spec Sheet for the new speakers