Confetti Effect for Florence + the Machine, University of Hertfordshire
No, not Florence the place. Florence the Lungs. And what lungs they are, and what a performance she gave. The Forum was absolutely packed and absolutely rocked. The end of a hard year of study was celebrated in style and for the first time the University of Hertfordshire Summer Ball took place at the new Forum – the heart of UHSU’s recent redevelopment.
It’s a fantastic venue, and it was really brought to life by an exhilarating show from Florence Welch and her band. Our role was to add a bit of extra visual spectacle to the occasion by filling the air with gold confetti during one of her most famous and popular tracks, Cosmic Love. At the given moment after the mid-track breakdown both blasters jetted into action, pumping out 6kgs of metallic gold confetti in under a minute. It looked especially good under the impressive Forum lighting rig, with the reflective confetti taking on the hue of each lighting state in turn. The crowd went wild, and you could see that the lady herself loved the effect. At the end of the track she even encouraged the crowd to catch the last falling pieces in their mouths – thanks Florence, something else to put in the risk assessment for next time 😉
We’re looking forward to our next rock and roll experience, and thanks to Confetti Master Will Matthias for working alongside Alchemy on this high-profile gig. Maybe some stage pyro or dancing flames too next time Florence?