Confetti Magic were delighted to be back in action in London on New Year’s Day with flames, CO2 jets, smoke and streamer cannons for the return of the London New Year’s Day Parade (LNYDP).
After a break in 2021 due to Covid restrictions, the LNYDP was back with a spectacular show in Waterloo Place and a live TV feed beamed around the world.
Not wanting to encourage the usual huge crowds to the streets of London, the organisers opted for a static, stage-based event with invited guests and ticketed public viewing areas.
Music and dance acts appeared on stage along with performances including marching bands, a motorcycle stunt team and The Dreamengine, in the arena in front of the stage.
Screens either side of the stage showed US marching bands that would normally be taking part in the parade in person, with footage specially recorded for the event.
With clear blue skies on a crisp winter’s day, the streets of London were empty as Confetti Magic arrived early on the day to load the equipment onto the stage. CO2 jets and streamer cannons were mounted on the front of the stage and with G- Flames on the ground in front to maintain a safety distance to performers on the stage.
Smoke machines we positioned on the back of the stage with everything run from a single position to the side of the stage, where the operator could maintain a clear line of sight to all the effects.
CO2 jets and flames were used to add impact to key moments in the performances, while the smoke machines enhanced the visual spectacle with light beams picked out shining through the haze.
After two and a half hours of back-to-back entertainment, The Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Pipe Band closed the show with Confetti Magic providing a final shot of streamers as a finale to a fantastic show.
As restrictions ease, all eyes are on next year with high hopes of a return to welcoming international participants and a full parade.
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