Rob Sinclair on designing unforgettable concert lighting

There was a moment during Tame Impala’s recent Madison Square Garden show when the entire venue went dark. Kevin Parker and his band were playing an extended version of the guitar riffs of “Elephant” as the stage emitted a subtle violet light to the beat. But when they stopped, the world-famous venue was still for two whole seconds.

The crowd was left confused… until the arena was flooded with red lasers as the band picked up where it left off. It was shocking and paralyzing and stunning — and it was designed by Rob Sinclair.

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