Each year the Petroleum Ball host one or two bands, usually a headliner followed by a party band on a separate stage.
This year, however, our client wanted something different. They wanted no downtime and two national acts!
To accommodate a growing crowd, the decision to reduce the number of stages to one main stage was made. The logistical challenges of doing this with two bands were further increased with the client requesting one band to immediately follow the other without interruption.
The momentum of the event would continue after the headliner to the party band was solved by Onstage Systems to provide a 48’ diameter rotating stage this year to achieve that goal.
After dinner, the Petroleum Ball main stage lit up with Pat Green and his band keeping the audience entertained. With both bands on the stage back to back and separated from sight by a drape, the guests were treated to not only a seamless performance but a creative transition as the real magic happened…
Huey Lewis and the News drummer took to the stage and started the sound of a heartbeat with his kick drum as the stage slowly turned. The band entered to the roar of an amazed crowd. Huey Lewis and the News moving performance electrified the crowd to an out of their seats experience for their entire set.
In addition to the great stage reproduction, Onstage Systems worked hand in hand with the decor design to help create exactly what the client was looking for.
Teamwork, across different companies involved in one project, is integral to a cohesive and well delivered overall product. In these cases, you know the left hand is talking to the right hand – and it shows in the final overall outcome!
The many challenges that we faced in presenting such an event push us to technical resolves and creative options that fuel us. These and other types of events are truly what drives us to the best of who we are.
The satisfaction of our clients in being able to take an abstract thought and transcend past even their greatest possibilities is what separates the good from the great.