About The Site
Welcome to ROADIE.NET – A resource for all Roadies, Ex-Roadies, or anyone who ever dreamed of being a Roadie.
But you first you may ask….What’s a Roadie?
A “Roadie” IS a highly trained and specialized technician providing services for touring musical groups. The services can include sound reinforcement, lighting and stage design, artist equipment, rigging, video technicians, pyrotechnics and lasers, management, security, transportation, production, staging, spot operators, costume, make-up, catering, a piano tuner, and even licensed day care.
Crews range from a one man “bar band” roadie that does everything except play an instrument, to the mega shows with dozens of tractor trailers full of equipment, and over a hundred roadies and stage crew.
Depending on the job performed, the skill level and experience, a roadie can make anywhere from minimum wage up to 6 figures. Generally it’s a thankless job with long hard hours of grueling physical work, lightly mixed with some of the most rewarding moments a human being can ever experience.
Becoming a Roadie is not for everyone, but once you do then you are a “Roadie For Life.”
What is ROADIE.NET
ROADIE .NET is a simply a “Network of Roadies” based in a FREE online community focusing on anything directly or indirectly related to the world of Roadies and life on the road. ROADIE.NET has been and remains an advocate for Roadies and their issues worldwide. It has also become a portal to other related websites to provide a one stop web address for anything “Roadie” related.
Who runs ROADIE.NET?
ROADIE.NET was established in July 1998 by a former roadie and is currently managed by Roadie For Life, LLC. Several dozen Roadie volunteers in various countries around the world also help contribute to the site.
It remains a free resource and is partly supported by advertising and merchandise sales.