We are based in CASS COUNTY Missouri in the city of Pleasant Hill which borders JACKSON COUNTY Home of Kansas City.
As a long time resident of the CASS COUNTY area I chose to start my business here because of the great schools and small town feel. I also chose to stay in the county because of the great people in the community.
The idea of EATGAFFTAPE.COM was started back in late 1999 while working on a gig with The Chemical Brothers at the Uptown Theatre in Kansas City, Missouri.
While talking with my roommate Joern AKA “The Funny Little German Guy” who was here in the US studying graphics design at UMKC our conversation turned to website building. We kicked around an idea for a project geared towards the concert touring industry. We both thought it would be a cool idea to have a website that professionals who were traveling on the road could come to and find needed services before they got to the city for their show. We have now added the EATGAFFTAPE TECH STORE as a place where you can come to purchase pro audio gear at affordable prices. We hope to add pro lighting gear in the very near future.
The EATGAFFTAPE name was coined by our previous company BD Lighting & Staging Designs as a term of endearment for those of us who are in the theater and concert production industry.
They say those of us in the industry have a true passion for the arts and that we eat, sleep and dream of gaffers tape. Hence the name EATGAFFTAPE.
The first EATGAFFTAPE.COM site was launched in 2001 and was very successful. The site ran for about 3 years before we decided to take it to another level and add in a classifieds section as a way for production companies to sell off unwanted equipment.
That project ran at a steady pace but after other projects came up such as touring , fabrication jobs for clients and a host of other events the site was put on the back burner for several years and got into a state of disrepair.
The EATGAFFTAPE.COM site is now the main landing site for EATGAFFTAPE L.L.C.
Enjoy the site and please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.
Owner / Lighting Designer