As a lighting person, you have to consider your surroundings when you’re trying to light the stage. If you are playing an indoor venue where the house lighting can be controlled, you’ll have alot more freedom in selecting the kind of atmosphere your trying to create. Your choice of shades and colors will be totally up to you. If you are playing an outdoor venue, such as a festival or special event, you may have to deal with exterior lighting problems. These problems don’t come from anything you’ve done, it is lighting beyond your control such as streetlights or building lights. My advice when dealing with this type of problem is to use much lighter shades of color in your design. Doing this, you’ll have a much greater effect than you would if you used the same deeper colors you would normally use for an indoor venue.