Pulse provided critical staging for a special May 24th 2013 event, televised live by NBC’s The Today Show
As part of its dedication to helping restoration efforts at the Jersey shore following the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy in October 2012, Pulse Stage Lighting, a leading New Jersey-based provider of high quality lighting, audio, video, and staging services, proudly provided critical production support behind the special ceremony and concert held in Seaside Heights on May 24th to officially re-open the Jersey shore for the Summer 2013 season. The special event involved an appearance and ribbon-cutting ceremony by Governor Chris Christie and was televised live by NBC’s The Today Show.
In preparation for a live musical performance, speeches by Governor Christie and local dignitaries, a Guinness Book record-setting 5.5-mile-long ribbon cutting event, coverage by Today Show anchors Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, and Al Roker, and attendance by 3,000+ residents and visitors, the Pulse Stage Lighting team oversaw production of it all. Risers were also built to house sound and lighting control staff and equipment. The two-day job involved all members of the Pulse Stage Lighting crew as well as 24 workers from IATSE Local 21, for additional labor to complete the complex job in the short time allowed. Many others said no, we weren’t afraid to say yes. We are pleased to report everything went smoothly and as planned with only a 48 hour notice.
“The Jersey shore means everything to us,” agreed Pulse Stage Lighting President Scott de Villers, who started Pulse Stage Lighting 22 years ago by providing lighting and stage production services to bars and concert venues throughout the Jersey shore, including the legendary Stone Pony in Asbury Park. Today, over two decades later, many of the company’s summer jobs still reside at the Jersey shore.
“We’re delighted to see Seaside and other shore points hard hit by Sandy back in business,” de Villers said. “It feels great to be part of this restoration and to help show that we’re stronger than the storm.”