The 16th Annual Bridge School Benefit, held over the weekend of October 26-27, 2002, at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, Calif., featured a typically eclectic lineup: Neil Young, James Taylor, the Other Ones, the Foo Fighters, LeAnn Rimes, Thom Yorke of Radiohead, Jack Johnson, Ryan Adams, Tenacious D and Vanessa Carlton. Sound equipment for the two-day event, usually an all-acoustic show, was supplied by Sound on Stage, which has also been providing sound services for show producer Neil Young at various local venues.
The main P.A. consisted of two 13-cabinet V-DOSC line arrays for main L/R, each supplemented by an additional eight-cabinet dv-DOSC array, plus eight L-Acoustic SB 218s subwoofers and eight Proprietary Power Physics 222s, which are loaded with dual-concentric JBL drivers. Rather than use the traditional one-size-fits-all festival miking plan, Sound on Stage ran 245 mic lines and supplied a total of nine mixing consoles. Tim Mulligan mixed FOH for Neil Young on a Midas Heritage 3000, and Sound on Stage general manager George Edwards mixed for Taylor and Rimes on a Midas XL4.