Man, was this a TOUGH drive! On the way to the Innisbrook resort, there was an accident at the end of Courtney Campbell that shut the entire bridge down. Nothing says “PANIC MODE” like sitting 2-3 hours on non-moving traffic.
Fun fact: The mid-90s E150 has one of the best engines Ford has made – the Straight 6.
Fun Fact #2: The ONLY downside to these engines is they don’t like to idle for more than an hour before overheating.
Fun Fact #3: Best way to cool down an overworked engine is to run the heater. Yes, we live in Florida.
Thank God the sea breeze was brisk and that the accident got cleared in time. Our staff, once we arrived, worked faster than ever before to get this huge Showstopper, Snap Yourself Silly! Photobooth, and uplights in 4 hours. Part of the sped-up process was in thanks to the amazing and helpful staff at Innisbrook!
However, it was all worth it! The students danced they moment they walked in and energy was through the roof! Check out the pics and video below!
Anclote High had a beautiful theme set and ready to go at the equally beautiful Bayanihan Arts & Event Center: Northern Lights (aka Aurora Borealis). The theme would be carried by a very colorful light show plus a series of video clips on a video screen. However, due to space, we couldn’t set up the video screen without taking some of the décor down, and that was too pretty for me to mess with. No big deal, by using a combination of special lighting, we recreated the Northern Lights right above the students’ heads.
It was stunning, and by beefing up their light show a bit and doing some last minute programming, we carried the theme perfectly and the client was in love! This is a smaller school, but the floor remained packed all night and the students enjoyed a performance by two of their fellow classmates. Check out the pics and videos below!
Highlands Homes Christmas Party was put on by two ladies who were also at events I was the DJ at, so they knew I had to be the DJ for them– love these kinds of events! The party was hosted at the Brio Grill and we brought out some basic lighting and a photobooth from Snap Yourself Silly. The prize giveaway was fun– as I gave prizes away, I made up an impromptu story that entails how all the prizes were given out. It got quite a few laughs.
Pics and video below!
We do a lot of work for Florida Southern College in Lakeland, FL. They’re a very high-spirited school that pulls out all the stops when it comes to creating a new experience.
We followed up from the Pep Rally we did earlier this year, but we handled the music as well. I was dead from a back to back homecoming weekend, so I brought our very own DJ Hitman to handle the music while I ran the lighting. Sam did an incredible job and the teachers and students loved him!
Check out the photos and video my wife took and see for yourself how awesome pep rallies can be!
We worked with King High School and their awesome decorator to transform Tampa’s own, MOSI, into a 1920′s themed homecoming. Indeed, I didn’t quite get how this would work since MOSI’s lobby is very open and has several entrances and exits. The staff there was incredibly helpful and quickly turned it into an event space. Overall, it looked great and I can’t wait to do another event there soon!
We brought in quite a few uplights and worked with the decorator, who brought her own, to fill the room in evenly.
Pics and video below!