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Member Spotlight Michael Lobasso

MS_ Michael Lobasso

By: MPINJ | Jul 17, 2019

Name: Michael Lobasso
Occupation: AV, Lighting & Entertainment
Planner or Supplier:  Supplier
Member Since: 2018
Current Employer: Merge Event Solutions  

How did you get your start in the industry?
Always had a love of music and production. Started as an engineer in syndicated radio and provided sound reinforcement for bands and dj’s

How many years have you been in the industry?
30+

What is your favorite thing about our industry?
Working with people to create memorable events by combining my knowledge with their vision.

What is the best career advice you’ve received?
Always listen to your client in order to deliver for them

What is the most memorable event you have planned or client experience you have had?
Actually this weekend was a first for me to lose power during a blackout for over 2 hours. With quick thinking and using our sax and percussionist we were able to make the best of the situation and keep the formalities and dance floor packed while we were hoping for the power come back on, and it did. The compliments from the venue, wedding planner, family, friends and of course our couple really proved to me my dedication to perfection always pays off.

If you were not in this industry, what would you be doing right now?
I can’t answer this question because this industry is my life.

Where did you grow up?

Brooklyn, NY

What is your favorite city to travel to and why?
Las Vegas, love the energy

If you were stranded on a desert island, what 3 items would you bring with you?
A way to play music, a bbq, an endless way to easily make fire

If you woke up tomorrow as an animal, what animal would you choose to be and why?
A dog because I would want to be someone’s best friend

If you could live anywhere on this planet and take everything that you love with you, where would you choose to live?
Somewhere in Europe

Which three words describe you best?
Caring, trustworthy, loving

What is your all-time favorite movie?

Shawshank Redemption

Describe your perfect day off?

Just hanging by the pool with my family

What do you love about MPI NJ?
Meeting great people and being surrounded by some of the best in my industry

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