A massive, teeming crowd of spectators requires a level of entertainment that not only hypnotizes its viewers during the moment, but leaves a memory that sparkles in their mind like a shimmering jewel for ages after. Flooding a darkened sky with an ocean of color can create those kind of moments.
There are few better ways to dramatically recognize a special occasion than with an explosive display of colorful fireworks. Originating with the Chinese in the 7th century AD, fireworks are now used the world over to commemorate any momentous day, from holidays to royal weddings to any major time of local or national celebration. Fired off after sunset by rocket or mortar, the booming pyrotechnics can be used to fill the night with a brilliant bursting combination of color, light and smoke high above the heads of enchanted onlookers. Fireworks will undoubtedly continue to captivate audiences of all ages for centuries to come.
Bringing a sense of wonder and a taste of the future to the modern audience is the laser light show. Many people’s first encounter with the use of laser as theatrical display is related to their popular implementation in coordination with many of the major psychedelic rock acts of the 1970’s. But since their days withÂ Pink FloydÂ andRush, the lights have come to be used by performance artists of most every variety, shooting high above the heads of crowds to display intricate and dazzling patterns. When the focused laser light is mixed with smoke, fog and mirrors, the results can be mysterious, awe-inspiring and beautiful.
The technologies of the future and the past continue to delights millions of people when utilized by artists willing to think big and use the sky as their canvas, and the impact of their colors will surely grow brighter with time.