Every year I volunteer for the Ottawa Jazz Festival on the stage crew. The audience sees the show and we see what goes on before and after, as well as any other backstage “events”.

What one typically doesn’t see is the kilometers of cables that run throughout the stage, to the back of the house, along the trusses to the lights and much more. And all that gets plugged in to something somewhere.

During a show last week, I was looking at the myriad of cables and grabbed this shot with my Fuji X100T. Its audio patching that has one wire that holds another twelve. It all means something, but I’m a lighting guy, so the rest is just inputs to me.