In this series of quick articles we will explore all the different types of entertainment there is to offer for your events, meetings, trade shows, private functions and more. Along with suggestions as to where and when to use these entertainers to produce their maximum impact and receive the best return on investment possible.
This weeks feature is: The Angle Grinder!
The Angle Grinder is defined as a performer who uses an Angle Grinder and some sort of metal strategically placed on their body to create sparks. They range from solo acts that perform with various types of metal and grinders to troupes that produce sparks and pyrotechnics on each other as well as other props. They usually requires a little bit of setup time as to insure the safety of themselves as well as the audience. The extra work required is absolutely worth it! Make sure they are insured do to the use of fire or pyrotechnics!
Angle Grinder’s have been entertaining in circuses, festivals, theaters and other events for a while now. They go to extremes and produce spectacles not seen in everyday entertainment. Choosing an Angle Grinder can be tricky if you do not know how their act can be set so its always important to ask them what kind of set up they use and can it be done in the room or space you are having you event in.
They are great for thinking way outside the box. They can range from Adult Themed to Family Friendly and everything in between. They are perfect for customized events.
When all the preparations are in place and the right Angle Grinder is booked your event will be memorable!
Here are a few great ways to use an them:
Making an impact for a product launch.
Burlesque type events.
Trade show booth presentations.
Atmosphere entertainment for galas and awards nights.
Some examples of Angle Grinder would be:
Solo Grinder – One person producing sparks and pyro from their body and or costume.
Duo Grinders – Two performers doing a choreographed routine involving the grinders and other props.
Troupe of Angle Grinders – Three or more performers often providing interesting manuevers not capable with less than three people.
With Angle Grinder you get a first hand look at calculated risk and what it takes to produce great results. They also carry a certain magic that fills the room (with sparks). People do not expect to see Angle Grinders so they are usually a welcome surprise.
So as you can see using an Angle Grinder is a great way to create an event that will provide the attendees with memories that will last a lifetime. They are versatile and they deliver tremendous ROI!
Bryan Fulton is the VP of Talent & Production for All Star Talent, Inc. All Star Talent, Inc. specializes in providing top quality entertainment for events all over the world.