It’s Chemistry, Baby!

Have you ever been at a concert with pyrotechnics or a fireworks show and wondered how so many impressive colors, shapes and sizes are produced? Most everyone is in awe of the brilliant explosions created in these thrilling displays. Behind the beauty and excitement of a good fireworks show are centuries of scientific development and art! Up until the 1830’s the only colors produced were the orange flash from black gun powder and white sparks from metal powders. It was in southern Italy where they first began to began to play with some of the scientific advancements in chemistry and create different colors.
 

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Nowadays, there is just about any color combination imaginable. Differences in color come from varying temperatures of hot, glowing metals and the light emitted by burning chemical compounds. Chemical reactions are what burst them in to different sizes and shapes. The combination of colors, shapes, sizes and all the right timing makes firework displays a true art and a science all it’s own!

Performers Set the Stage on Fire!

It takes a skilled and dedicated team to pull off a concert tour. The artists schedule can include several locations within just a few weeks and there’s not much time for rest! At each venue the entire stage and all of the equipment for sound, lighting and special effects needs to be put together and then torn down… within hours. And there’s no room for error! The job needs to be done quickly, safely and precisely so that the performance goes off without a hitch leaving fans wanting more.

Pyrotechnics on stage

Concert fireworks and pyrotechnics are a part of almost every big star’s performance. These effects make the show more exciting and dynamic, and should compliment all of the other components of the show from the main performer, to dancers, lights and sound.

Usher concert photo

Whether it’s Usher, Madonna or Eminem (all clients we have worked with!) they are out to impress and need a custom show that reflects them as a performer and achieves what they want to provide for their fans.