KING KONG Opening Party

On Saturday I was lucky enough to be working on what I can only describe as the most incredible party I have ever seen.

It was was thrown by Global Creatures for the world premier of KING KONG Live on Stage. KING KONG has been in the making for the last 5 years, so this was the night that many of the GC team had been anticipating for a very long time. It had to be special.

Creative Production Services got me on board as the event coordinator and I was thrilled to be working with them, as well as the rest of the incredible contributors for the event.
Check out this stunt CPS pulled off a few weeks back … Genius!

Back to the party…

It was inspired by the 1933 movie, King Kong, and held at the Melbourne Town Hall for 2000 people (yes, 2000 people!) The decor was like a Art Deco Hotel Astor smack bang in the centre of 2013. All the (2000) guests came dressed in their finest 1930s inspired black tie and looked sensational in the mylar lined room.

The B# Band, a 20 piece swing band graced the stage, but was modernised by Tamil Rogeon with an array of amazing singers and beat makers. Amanda Fairbanks dressed the band so they not only sounded sensational, but looked the part too.

BUT, the real show stopper came from the clever team at Confetti System. Nick and Julie from Confetti System designed and built a 5m round silver mylar chandelier that was inspired by the Empire State Building and the New York skyline, and boy oh boy it was mind bogglingly beautiful.
I have been a fan of Confetti Systems for some time, and when I found out I would be working with them it was like all my VM dreams were coming true. In my opinion Confetti System are doing some really exciting installations out of Mylar and paper that are sickeningly well designed, simple and oh so inspiring.
I feel very lucky to have seen how it all comes together…

Check out some professional shots from the CPS team here.

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The Chandelier was designed like the the New York Skyline
The Chandelier was designed like the the New York Skyline
Confetti System flew all the way from New York to build this amazing chandelier
Confetti System flew all the way from New York to build this amazing chandelier
5m circumference steel rings were custom designed for the chandelier
5m circumference steel rings were custom designed for the chandelier
Inside the chandelier - still keeping to the Deco theme
Inside the chandelier – still keeping to the Deco theme
Rigging the Chandelier
Rigging the Chandelier
Sensible bump in footwear for Confetti System
Sensible bump in footwear for Confetti System

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Confetti System putting it all together
Confetti System putting it all together

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Amazing lighting design all night from Cam at PRG
Amazing lighting design all night from Cam at PRG
The inside of the chandelier was just as beautiful as the outside. I cried when it first went up because it was so beautiful!
The inside of the chandelier was just as beautiful as the outside. I cried when it first went up because it was so beautiful!
The B# Sharp Band, headed by Tamil Rogeon
The B# Sharp Band, headed by Tamil Rogeon
Red Carpet ready in my vintage 40s tassel dress. Wont see me this dressed up again until my wedding day I doubt!
Red Carpet ready in my vintage 40s tassel dress. Wont see me this dressed up again until my wedding day I doubt!

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Fiona Thorn belting out Copa Cabana in an amazing Richard Nylon Hat. She was beautifully dressed by Amanda Fairbanks
Fiona Thorn belting out Copa Cabana in an amazing Richard Nylon Hat. She was beautifully dressed by Amanda Fairbanks
Me pretending to be glamorous....I was mistaken for Naomi Watts, so I'll take that and run!
Me pretending to be glamorous….I was mistaken for Naomi Watts, so I’ll take that and run!
2000 people ...
2000 people …

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6am Pack Down....
6am Pack Down….
Bumping out the chandelier and packing it up safe for its next appearance...
Bumping out the chandelier and packing it up safe for its next appearance…
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