On Saturday 3rd July, Confetti Magic were back at the annual Pride event in Brighton and Hove, supplying Paddy Power with T-shirt cannons and streamer cannons as part of their Come Out and Play campaign.
Paddy Power were an official partner of Brighton Pride for the second year running, helping to promote tolerance, diversity, inclusion and education in sport and our communities.
This year’s parade entry included “The Game Changer”, a giant helium filled inflatable based on an image of a footballer mid-stride. It was carried along the route by their LGBTQ team called Proud United and football legend, Graeme Souness.
A specially converted Land Rover with a DJ podium on the back led the inflatable along the parade route. Confetti Magic fitted four of our Multishot Remote Confetti and Streamer Cannons to a truss on the back of the truck, with 32 barrels aimed high into the sky.
Along the sea front we launched a display of over 1500 multicolour tissue streamers 25m over the parade participants and the watching crowd. Using the cartridge-based system meant we could reload the cannons for a second display later on the parade route
To add to the spectacle, the DJ had a supply of our Multicolour Handheld Confetti Cannons to fire over the crowd during the journey through Brighton.
And all wasn’t over when the parade finished. Paddy Power had created a bullet time photo booth on their stand at Pride in the Park. Using 20 cameras, the stand created a “Matrix” style video of visitors wearing the new Proud United football shirts. Confetti Magic installed two LED Confetti Fountains to fire confetti into the shot and add to the effect.
And as if that wasn’t enough, a favourite from 2018 returned. Our Micromini T-shirt Cannons were again firing Paddy Power Lucky Pants to visitors at the festival.