The first drone light show ever done in Mexico has been performed by Verge Aero, the specialist in high performance drone light shows. Together with Sky Precision, a local partner, Verge Aero has put in place a system of 150 drone lights to create moving, color-changing pictures in the sky in order to open the performance of Dutch DJ Martin Garrix, and celebrate Mexico’s Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) at the FIG19 hot-air balloon festival.
The FIG (Festival Internacional del Globo) hot-air balloon festival, which was founded in 2002, takes place each year in the city of León in central Mexico. It has become one of the leading balloon events in the world.
The organizers this year were keen to provide a cutting-edge visual treat for visitors and called on Sky Precision to deliver it. Taking up the challenge, specialists from Verge Aero and Sky Precision thought of a custom choreography to accompany a set of four songs, including an opening number by Mexican guitar maestros, Rodrigo y Gabriella.
Escandra Salim Alle, CEO of FIG says, “We are excited to have hosted the first drone show ever here in Mexico. The show content was amazing, Verge Aero did an excellent job. The enormous crowd loved the drone show and our social media had a blast!”
As with every public drone light show, the primary concern for all involved was safety. Emerging from their protected safe landing zone, the drones took to the air to create colorful, dynamic, pre-choreographed movements and shapes including guitars, balloons, flowers – and, of course, the iconic, grinning Día de Muertos skull – in the sky above the performance stage.
Israel Canino, CEO of SkyPrecision says, “We are really satisfied by the professionalism and responsiveness shown by Verge Aero. They performed an amazing show, no matter the changing circumstances in a short time. We’ll definitely keep working with them on many shows in the future.” This ground-breaking aerial performance delivered an unforgettable treat for the audience. At a festival where balloons of all colors, shapes and sizes fill the daytime sky, Verge Aero and Sky Precision showed that airborne entertainment of a different kind can now fill the night-time sky.
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