And here is where things got to be really messy. Between the fading light and full on night, the venue had powerful klieg lights running but they did little other than fight with the dusk. Those pics I took I will not post here.
Once full night fell the kliegs took over and gave me enough light to work with. Of course I had to go and run the improper settings, not using a fast enough shutter speed. I was using 1/200 figuring that would be enough and in the LCD screen of the camera it looked sharp enough, it was only when I got home and viewed them on the big screen of my PC did I realize I should have pushed it one or two more stops. Oh well, live and learn.