As the highlight of the festivities celebrating 40 years of reign of Sultan Qaboos, LOBO staged a 28-days multimedia spectacle for the 2 million vistors of the Muscat Festival on the huge artificial lake of Qurum Park. LOBO installed 7 ultra-bright laser systems, 24 fog generators with wind machines, a generous set of special outdoor laser mirrors and 4 video systems. In addition 3 Water Screens, one of the largest mobile fountain systems consisting of 66 individually controllable water jets with a height of up to 35 meters, as well as 20 fire effects, while approx. 90 high-powered searchlight-type light fixtures, fireworks and 40 line array sound systems all around the lake transformed the lake into an ever changing dream world.
It was the most spectacular use of the new "sparks" laser technology, so far: The 30 minutes New Year Show, directed by Jerry Appelt, in front of the second-largest building of the world. Approx. 100 meters above the stage, a sparks system projected the countdown into the new year onto the facade of the 275 wide Palace of Parliament and created mirror effects during the subsequent show, while 5 additional projectors have been installed to create athmospheric beam effects in front of the spectators. Thanks to the extraordinary beam quality and a power of 17 Watts per sparks system, the laser effects could be regonized very well in spite of the extremely bright background created by fireworks and 60 Space Cannons.
A slim aluminum pillar with a little boy on its top rises from a a cloud of fog right in the center of Khalifa Stadium. Suddenly he rises his hands and is surrounded by thousands of laser beams. The platform he is standing on directs multi-color laser beams to all direction, finally covering the field of play with a surface of light. This dream sequence has been made possible thanks to a laser system with a total whitelight power of 94 Watts feeding a total of 5 projectors on top of the pillar by means of glass fibers.
A laser show of the superlative over the city of Budapest with more than 1.2 mio. spectators on-site. 9 laser systems, spread all over the city and its surrounding elevations, are synchronized to a magnificent fireworks display on Gellert Hill with the sound, being broadcast live on two radio stations.
Highlight of the festivities for the 75th anniversary of Turkey in front of the houses of parliament in Ankara, using a large-scale mobile laser system of the Laser Truck® series, additional independent multi-color laser systems, fireworks and a Jet Water Screen®.
LOBO creates the official start of Germany into the year 2000 at the Brandenburg Gate Berlin, the central landmark of the re-unified country in. The show was covered live by 56 TV stations and seen by approx. 2 billion TV spectators and 2 mio. spectators around the festival mile of the Gate. The show in Berlin is synchronized with laser shows in Trier, Koblenz and Austria.
It took an internationally very experienced partner for the Saudi Royal family to stage the very first entertainment show of the traditional country in the Medina Stadium. Large-scale laser systems, also creating projections on a giant Jet Water Screen® as well as tons of fireworks, hundreds of performance make this vision happen which covered live on TV.