Confetti & Streamer Cannons Up The Impact At London Gig

Dropkick Murphys @ Alexandra Palace

Friday 28 February, 2020

As part of their European Tour, the Dropkick Murphy’s played a one-off gig at Alexandra Palace to an audience of over 10,000. As their only UK gig this year, they went all out to treat their fans to a stage show befitting the scale of the Great Hall.

With our hand-hand confetti cannons a regular feature of their shows, this time they called in our crew to provide the expertise to up the impact with BigShot Streamer Cannons and Stadium Confetti Blasters.

Knowing that during the final song of the night, a large number of the audience join the band on stage, we rigged the equipment to the far left and right of the stage where we could ensure that no one would get in the way.

Using a DMX controller and switch packs, we controlled the effects from a single position to ensure split second timing and simultaneous activation of all the effects. With a dedicated controller, safety channel and arm key, nothing was left to chance.

The first two shots during the set used BigShot Streamer Cannons loaded with 10m white tissue streamers – the second shot bigger than the first, launching more than 1000 streamers over 30m.

The final shot of the evening used 20kg of tissue confetti loaded into two Stadium Confetti Blasters. As the audience belted out the anthemic ‘Until The Next Time’, we opened up the valves to release a torrent of confetti to surround the audience in a storm of white.

We can’t wait for the band to return to the UK soon but before then, they are back to Boston for the Boston Blowout – the same belting songs and relentless energy but for an incredible 6 gigs in 5 days!

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