I learned about the LRLR and Behind the Scenes in in the 2000s when I worked with Blue Man Group in New Yok and met Bill Sapsis. I have been supporting them since then but only got it together to join a ride in 2016. I had to skip a few years after that but have ridden each ride since 2019. Now that I am retired after a career working in theatre that began at age 12 with running the followspot for my sister's ballet recital i hope to keep that streak going.
If you have made it to this page you know the industry or know a rider and realize the good work the charities that LRLR supports do to support our live events comrades. Please contribute. Even a little bit helps but more importantly help us spread the word. Thanks.
Dennis Booth (aka Cap'n Diesel) is recently retired from the Scenic Technology faculty at the School of Design & Production, UNC School of the Arts. We're very happy to be able to participate in the 20th Anniversary LRLR Ride. By our estimation, this will be the 12th ride out of the 20 years that we've been able to tag along with The Horde.
Cap'n Diesel rides the Nautilus, a 2016 Harley Davidson Road Glide Ultra and is accompanied by Sheldon and Squidly. We're hoping to have an additional rider with us - either Premium or Bio-Diesel, depending on availability.
While we encourage support of any and all of the LRLR supported charities - our focus of late has been on Behind the Scenes. We hope you will choose to support us with a donation in any amount!
Eddie Raymond is a lifelong San Francisco Bay Area resident, graduating from and attending post-graduate work in education at UC Berkeley. He has been a stagehand with Local 16 of the IATSE since 1975. He retired from Local 16 in 2014. Since 1981 he has been a leader in the progressive improvement of stagehand training in Local 16 as well as in the International Alliance, and served as a member of their Craft Advancement Program, providing training and advising the IA’s Exhibition and Entertainment Joint Training Trust and as a Safety in Entertainment Instructor. He has been an OSHA outreach instructor and participated in the IATSE’s outreach training for OSHA Compliance Officers on the Entertainment Industries.
Eddie was a co-chair of ESTA’s ETCP rigging certification program and sits as a member of the ETCP Council. He is Past-President of ESTA’s Board of Directors and sits on the Behind The Scenes Foundation Board of Directors.
Eddie is also an avid musician and released his first album, "'62 Cheyenne", in 2022.