My cord bag....personal zen.

djcrazychris

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So...normally the tuesday before each weekend gig (i have a 50th anniversary Saturday) i open my cord bags and reorganize after the cluttered mess of the last gigs breakdown

i encourage any helpers i take with me to just toss cords into the bags willy nilly at the end of the night...not only is it a time saver....but... i must say... my favorite thing to do is reorganize those bags each time... its become ritualistic for me... its more therapeutic than a spa day.... i take my time and make it perfect ... its my happy place...lol

sorry... just enjoyed my cord bag time this morning and had to share.. :djsmug:

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TJS

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So...normally the tuesday before each weekend gig (i have a 50th anniversary Saturday) i open my cord bags and reorganize after the cluttered mess of the last gigs breakdown

i encourage any helpers i take with me to just toss cords into the bags willy nilly at the end of the night...not only is it a time saver....but... i must say... my favorite thing to do is reorganize those bags each time... its become ritualistic for me... its more therapeutic than a spa day.... i take my time and make it perfect ... its my happy place...lol

sorry... just enjoyed my cord bag time this morning and had to share.. :djsmug:

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dunlopj

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Its become ritualistic for me... its more therapeutic than a spa day.... i take my time and make it perfect ... its my happy place...lol
The OCD in me appreciates that. But unless I had a double, I always wrapped my cords the RIGHT WAY, velcro'd the circle so it would not unwrap and placed them gently in their allotted spot in my cord/accessories tool bin.

Now THAT was theraputic at the end of an event knowing they'd be that way at the set up of the next event.....aaaaahhhh....:sqlaugh:
 

Valerie Hicks

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our cord boxes are 2 approx 2x4x1.5'deep boxes on wheels (actually stacked so one is a drawer under the other. All cords get put away properly so they are ready for the next event....exception being an odd corporate event with volunteers where we will re-wrap cables afterwards anyway if we can't prevent them from trying to help with that part. The cord box is packed near the middle of the truck, so difficult to unload far enough to repack it unless absolutely necessary.
 

djcrazychris

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i Wouldn’t have an issue with your idea... if it wasn’t for the countless weekends where there are back to back gigs. What do u do in those cases?
Depending on how fast we need to get out...if i have time at the venue we wrap them that night... or ive been known to unload the cord bags and do it during breakfast... so no issue with that

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adj2ent

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My only advice is to try to get any helpers to do it the correct way from the start. It is hard to break a bad habit, very hard. When I started there was no one to show me the correct way, hell pretty much we were creating & figuring things out as we went along. Back then no internet & books to guide you. After 20+ years of doing it wrong it’s very hard to teach & get everyone to do it correctly. Surprising some on the A/V crews & other groups on college campuses do know how to wrap cables. One time I got the 15 min lecture from a guy helping us on the importance of doing it correctly. I made my son listen too. Hey, if someone right, they’re right’
 
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djmm

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Just like we put setup time requirements in our agreement, we also put that we need a certain time for load out as well. It's never been a problem for us with any venue. But, I certainly understand that different venues have different requirements.
 
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djcrazychris

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My only advise to to try to get any helpers to do it the correct way from the start. It is hard to break a bad habit, very hard. When I started there was no one to show me the correct way, hell pretty much we were creating & figuring things out as we went along. Back then no internet & books to guide you. After 20+ years of doing it wrong it’s very hard to teach & get everyone to do it correctly. Surprising some on the A/V crews & other groups on college campuses do know how to wrap cables. One time I got the 15 min lecture from a guy helping us on the importance of doing it correctly. I made my son listen too. Hey, if someone right, they’re right’
What if the correct way for this boss is to toss them in? lolol

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djmm

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What if the correct way for this boss is to toss them in? lolol
Whatever works for you... you certainly aren't wrong. I used to throw cables in the box and then realized it just took long and felt like double the work. I always felt that if my cables were a mess, what else was a mess...
 
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