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Jordan C
post Feb 2 2008, 09:52 PM
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It's a way away yet but I am planning my birthday gig in July where I'll have a number of bands playing.

The venue is quite a small one with a 9' high ceiling.

I want to do pyrotechnics throughout the night of awe'ing quality but I'm not sure where to begin.

I've been looking at le maitre systems but they seem to need a bomb cannon and it isn't suitable for this venue but I want similar types of effects to the maroons used so you get a bang and shower of sparks/confetti etc

Anyone got any pyro (not arson lol) experience that can offer advice pls?
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post Feb 2 2008, 09:57 PM
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First of all check if you are allowed to use pyros in the venue because nearly everywhere it's not allowed (fire-regulations and stuff)


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I saw a stunning local gig. No pyros as they weren't allowed in the venue and I doubt they will be allowed there but what they did do was have a stunning lazer show with lights, dry ice, smoke. That would make it memorable.

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Valid point on checking whats allowed at the venue, in general they arent allowed, as OC has said the best ones at small venues I`ve done and seen have been with dry ice and laser light effects - I will add its nothing I`ve ever been involved with organising tho just a couple of bands we have supported used them.

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post Feb 3 2008, 12:37 AM
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Go for smoke machine and some lights, this can help. ALso check if it is allowed to put pyro there.

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post Feb 3 2008, 03:18 PM
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I don't have nice experience with smoke machine,
it always hides drummer from me so bassist and I have to run into smoke
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