In 2007 we premiered a range of Aqua Cakes at Thorpe Park’s Thorpe Blast firework displays in Surrey, and it’s fair to say that they went down a storm. So, we decided to push the boat out and back in January we commissioned a factory to come up with some more exciting aquatic effects specifically for the Thorpe Blast shows. We brought in a greater range of effects, and a larger calibre for a bigger effect, and these new toys didn’t disappoint. Brocade mines created a wall of gold. The “fish” effect was a manic spread of electric blue, and the tourbillions were thick and fluffy.
Again the fireworks were choroegraphed to music, and the soundtrack was developed in close consultation with Thorpe Park, combining a few iconic dance anthems (Fat Boy Slim, Prodigy) with some fresh chart hits from the last 12 months, including Alphabeat, Sonny J and Kylie. We must also say “hats off” to Laura at Thorpe Park for picking out Leona Lewis’ version of Snow Patrol’s Run – a fabulous spine-tingler of a fireworks track, which lit up the Thorpe Blast displays over a month before it became the biggest selling download of all time.
I think it’s fair to say that the weather in Chertsey for the Thorpe Park fireworks was a bit … grim. Friday wasn’t too bad, but Saturday was very very wet and Sunday very very windy. Despite this our fireworks, rigging, firing systems (and crew) took everything that the Surrey weather could throw at them. Although we would have preferred blue skies and a light breeze, it justified our approach to planning the displays, especially considering safety distances and material selection. The show must go on, and our fireworks lit up the skies over Surrey in grand style, but this was a great example of safety first – sensible planning creating spectacular results.
“It was great working with you guys again this year. I only have positive feedback: many said it was better than last year.” Laura Sinclair, Entertainments Manager, Thorpe Park
Alchemy Fireworks useful links: Thorpe Park