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Concert Promoters Wow Concerts and Festival Crowds with Confetti

Beebs Concert with Flutter FETTISummer is right around the corner and promoters from all over are incorporating Flutter FETTI confetti and streamers into their festivals and concerts. There’s nothing better than lounging on a blanket or lawn chair in the warm Summer sun while listening to renowned headliners and emerging artists. The Flutter FETTI Team has put together a go-to guide for venues of all sizes and budgets. Check out our Event Confetti page and select your venue size for more details.

Fans LOVE Flutter FETTI! There’s something energizing and captivating about Flutter FETTI concert confetti. Most concerts choose to reserve our effects for the show’s final moments. Flutter FETTI sends audience members home pumped up with incredible memories.

We’re extremely proud to say that Shania Twain loved our Flutter FETTI Streamers with Confetti Bubbles! We also count the legendary Sir Paul McCartney, Beyonce, Toby Keith, Weezer, Sarah Brightman, Fallout Boy, Ricky Martin, The Killers and Rascal Flatts among our fans. All of these amazing artists used Flutter FETTI confetti or streamers to take their events to the next level. And that’s just a few of our wonderfully talented clients!

The X-6 Double Barrel Wireless Confetti Launcher is truly a showstopper! This double-barrel confetti launcher can be hung from a lighting grid with a C-Clamp or it can sit on a stage floor. The 2 Barrels can be separated and used as two separate confetti launchers. Customize your colors with our 2″ x 40′ Tissue Streamers that shoot 80 feet into the air. These streamers add major festivity to any music event!

Our 6” Continuous Flow Confetti Gerb Launcher is an absolute crowd pleaser. The audience will be completely amazed as our 6” Gerb shoots one pound of confetti products 100 feet high into the air per second! It’s as simple as continuously throwing the Flutter FETTI confetti products into the hopper of the Gerb machine and watch in amazement as a GIGANTIC WALL of confetti erupts! The audience will be dancing in their seats as confetti “rains” over them!

The master of all ceremonies – our Master Blaster Co2 Confetti Launcher is totally versatile as it’s a hand-held launcher that can be positioned anywhere you need it during your event! It also shoots our 18 inch speed load tubes of Tissue Flutter FETTI confetti or tissue streamers 35 feet into the air. And if we double wrap our tissue Flutter FETTI confetti, it will fly up to 40′ into the air and our larger 2’ x 40’ metallic streamers can fly up to 80’ into the air.

How to Pick the Perfect Outdoor Concert Confetti

Outdoor Concert ConfettiAs a concert production manager, you have the best and hardest job in the world. It’s the best job because you get to plan and execute some of the most amazing music events in the world. It’s the hardest job because doing it right and keeping it fresh are two challenging objectives.

Concert production managers who use confetti at the climax of the show face a similar situation. Confetti is so much fun to use, but choosing the perfect ensemble for a venue – particularly an outdoor venue – can be challenging. The experts at Flutter FETTI are here to help you make your outdoor concert confetti decision.

Scenario 1 – Huge or rural outdoor concert venue

A massive outdoor concert, whether it’s held at a park, fairground or country farm, is the perfect place to WOW the crowd with FETTI! The open land and endless sky means there is plenty of space to create a blizzard of color and shapes.

Using multiple 6” Continuous Flow Confetti Gerb Launchers is the best way to go here because it gives you the biggest thrill in the shortest amount of time. By launching 1 lb. of confetti 100’ into the air every second, you can practically blanket the entire venue with fluttering, floating and flying FETTI. Our all-white tissue Corkscrews confetti spiral in the air, creating a drop-dead beautiful special effect for an upscale artist’s finale.  The colorful and musical scene captures what outdoor concert venues are all about: an all-encompassing sensory experience!

Scenario 2 – Intimate or urban outdoor concert venue

Some outdoor concerts are put together on a much smaller scale, taking up a cornered-off street or a local public park. Despite the tighter space, the excitement level can be ramped up to equal any larger show, especially when confetti and streamers are thrown into the mix.

Fortunately, there are smaller versions of the most popular confetti blowers and machines. The Continuous Flow ‘Baby’ Gerb Launcher produces the same special effect as it’s larger cousin, except the confetti only flies up to 50’ high so it’s more manageable and closer to the crowd. If the concert venue or band has enough staff, putting a team member or two in charge of confetti can allow you to use portable Master Blaster Co2 Confetti Launchers, giving you more flexibility in when and where you shoot confetti. Either way, intimacy will give way to excitement and concertgoers will be happier for it!

Scenario 3 – Outdoor concert venue beside water

When a concert venue is situated beside a body of water, such as an ocean, lake or river, one has to be cognizant of environmental factors. Even though Flutter FETTI tissue confetti is biodegradable, the last thing you want to do is cover an aquatic habitat in paper.

In this case, confetti cannons that direct streamers away from the water are a better option. The effects are more targeted, the wind is less likely to carry streamers away into the water, and the cleanup is easier in case they do go rogue. The special effect of streamers is completely mesmerizing, especially when you use X-6 Double Barrel Wireless Confetti Launchers or a 9 Barrel “POD” Confetti Launcher. Concert fans will love the streamers so much that they’ll probably forget the water was ever there.

With all three main scenarios listed, hopefully you can narrow down your choices and pick the perfect confetti or streamers for your outdoor concert. It’s never easy being a concert production manager, but it sure is a heck of a lot of fun!

Please share with us any of your photos and videos of Flutter FETTI at outdoor concerts via our submission form. And let us know if you have any other scenarios or recommendations in the comments below!

3 Concert Special Effects to WOW an Audience

Concert Confetti Special EffectsConcertgoers can be hard to please these days. They expect good music, they expect a timely performance, and they expect an enjoyable experience. As a concert production company, you need something that the fans won’t expect – something that will WOW them.

Flutter FETTI has 3 brilliant ideas for concert special effects that impress will an audience night in and night out. These are special effects that produce amazing color and drama, while also being easy to setup and cleanup. The Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas, Green Day, Beyonce and so many others have taken advantage of these special effects with great results and now you can too!

1. Streamers from Multi-Barrel Confetti Cannons

Streamers come in all shapes and sizes, but stadium-sized 2” x 40’ streamers are not your standard household ribbon. When shot out of confetti cannons, these awesomely long streamers soar high above and across the entire audience creating a fast-moving, rainbow-like special effect that’s incredible to see.

One of the most popular setups for shooting streamers at concerts is positioning two or four X-6 Double Barrel Wireless Confetti Launchers on the sides of the stage, aimed diagonally into the crowd. When shot simultaneously, the streamers fly 100’ into the air, cross midway and envelope the audience in a spectacular cloak of color!

The 9-Barrel POD Remote Control Confetti Launcher is another great special effect creator because it features nine cannons and a microprocessor for making pre-programmed sequences. Shoot them all at once or shoot off at different sections of the venue at varying times, generating multiple eye-popping moments of color and sound! It’s a great alternative to pyrotechnics, especially when you use metallic streamers whose material shimmers beautifully under venue lights. Products can be shot 85′ high into the air simulating ‘fireworks” as well.

2. Confetti from Continuous Flow Confetti Gerb Launchers

One of the more common, yet exciting special effects is the use of confetti blowers to push giant clouds of confetti high into the sky. The 6” Continuous Flow Confetti Gerb Launcher features dual horns; the top horn shoots out the confetti (at 1 pound per second) and the bottom horn turbo charges the Co2 propelling the confetti to help it climb 100′ into the air. It’s the largest of the confetti blowers and the most impressive too. So when it erupts with confetti, the crowd erupts with cheers!

Gerbs are best used during finales when the show is at its climax. Hook up multiple Gerbs to gain the most coverage and give everyone in the concert venue a delightful deluge of colorful tissue and metallic confetti!  Our favorite combination is mixing all white Corkscrews confetti with silver metallic Flutter FETTI.  As the Corkscrews dramatically spiral downward, the metallic FETTI flutters, flies and floats through the air. It’s a beautiful upscale special effect and a GUARANTEED crowd pleaser!

3. Confetti & Balloon Drops

Sometimes confetti is best used in tandem with other special effects. Concerts have merged confetti with laser light shows, confetti with smoke machines, and invented many other wild combinations.

One of the most incredible (and unexpected) arrangements is confetti and balloons, as seen at many National political conventions. When dropped from a venue ceiling, the two create a dramatic downward movement that makes it seem like a rainbow is falling from the sky. It lights up the concert venue and lights up the face of everyone in attendance.

Check out this video from a recent Phish Concert at MSG on New Years Eve and you’ll see exactly how spectacular it is:

About Flutter FETTI®: Flutter FETTI is an innovator, manufacturer, and worldwide distributor of confetti and streamer products. Our mission is to bring excitement and joy into every special event in your life. Contact one of our confettiologists and we’ll make the right product recommendation to add the “WOW!” effect to your concert.

 

Top 5 Events for Using Bulk Confetti

Concert Confetti BulkWhenever big events are shown on TV, like the Super Bowl, Thanksgiving Day Parade, or political election victories, they often show massive whirlwinds of confetti flying across the screen. The use of bulk confetti is popular for these large events because it gives the most bang for the buck. Plus, event planners love how bulk loose confetti can bring so much color and excitement to every corner of a big space.

Here are the top 5 events for using bulk confetti:

Large Concerts

Production managers from New York to New Orleans to Nashville have used bulk confetti to greet and send off hundreds of the hottest music tours. Flutter FETTI has worked with bands and artists like Swedish House Mafia, Beyonce, Arcade Fire and Paul McCartney to shower their biggest fans in colorful bulk tissue and metallic confetti. For large concerts like these, most production managers prefer powerful confetti cannons and blowers like the X-6 Double Barrel Confetti Launcher to shoot off 2” x 40’ streamers 100’ into the air. Once the action begins, it’s easy to see exactly why they love it!

Sports Victories

The MLB, NCAA and NFL have all celebrated their biggest sports victories with huge bundles of Flutter FETTI and die-cut confetti stars. What makes this confetti so great for sports teams is that they can customize the colors so it matches the team uniforms or expresses school spirit. Whether outdoors or in a big indoor stadium, sports team event planners love using the 6” Continuous Flow Confetti Gerb Launcher to cover fans in confetti from head to toe!

Wedding Celebrations

Wedding event planners use bulk confetti all the time to mark the biggest moments of the day: the end of the ceremony, the first dance, and the reception exit. There are so many moments, but only all-white bulk tissue confetti or all-white bulk Corkscrews from Flutter FETTI has the ability to enhance the occasion. Flutter FETTI flies, flutters and floats (and Corkscrews spiral downward like whirly birds) 10x longer than any other confetti. It’s easy to clean up too so venues rarely mind using it!

Popular Parades

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and Mardi Gras krewes host some of the most famous floats in the world. So it is no surprise that these same parade pundits are masters at using bulk confetti to rev up the cheering crowds who line the streets to watch. Whether setup on a side stage or connected to a float, many use confetti blowers like the 3” Continuous Flow Confetti Gerb Launcher to shoot out colorful confetti and keep the energy high throughout the parade route!

School Graduations

Caps, gowns… and confetti? That’s right, bulk confetti (in school colors) has become very popular amongst high schools and colleges who want to send off their latest class of students with a big bang. It’s amazing to see the smiles on students’ faces when the diplomas are in hand and the confetti launch begins. It’s colorful, fun and a perfect way to say congratulations!

About Flutter FETTI®: Flutter FETTI is an innovator, manufacturer, and worldwide distributor of confetti and streamer products. Our mission is to bring excitement and joy into every special event in your life. Contact one of our confettiologists and we’ll make the right product recommendation to add the “WOW!” effect to your special event.

Check Out 5 of the Best Summer Music Festivals & Fairs

Flutter FETTI confetti at Electric Daisy CarnivalSchool’s out and it is time to celebrate everything we love about summer – bright sunshine, great weather, and the ability to simply hang out.  You can enjoy all those things and more at this summer’s fairs and music festivals and even spice things up a bit with a sprinkling of our finest Flutter FETTI.  So here are some of our favorite summer events and the best ways to party at them too:

Iowa State FairAugust – This internationally-acclaimed fair attracts over a million people each year to the Hawkeye State.  It’s a classic American affair with over 150 years of tradition and features competitions, concerts, fair rides, and plenty of great people-watching opportunities.  Go for a ride on the infamous double Ferris wheel and sneak a peek at the life-size cow sculpture carved from butter!  Then grab some hot dogs and funnel cakes and head over to the hog-calling contest.  This is the one state fair you won’t want to miss!

Electric Daisy CarnivalMay-July – For people who love to party from dusk until dawn, there’s nothing better than this traveling electronic music festival that makes its way from Las Vegas to London to Puerto Rico.  The world’s biggest DJs, including Avicii, Tiesto, and Sebastian Ingrosso, put the swarm of dancing fans in a trance with wild light displays and non-stop beats.  As the excitement builds up, the musicians douse the crowd with Flutter FETTI confetti and streamers from 6” Continuous Flow Confetti Gerb Launchers and X-6 Double Barrel Confetti Launchers.  It’s the most incredible scene and you have to see it to believe it!

Bonnaroo Music & Arts FestivalJune – What began as a hang out for jam band fans and folk rockers is now one of the nation’s biggest music festivals for diverse array of music lovers.  Today, this annual 4-day festival presents the biggest names in rock, hip hop, country, and much more.  Add in arcade games, beer tents, comedy, and an on-site movie theater and attendees have plenty of excellent choices.  No wonder 80,000 people descend upon this Tennessee farm year after year!

Cheyenne Frontier Days July – For a slice of the old West, venture out to this century-old rodeo in Cheyenne, Wyoming.  Claiming to be the largest outdoor rodeo and western celebration in the world, the 10-day event features bucking broncos, pancake breakfasts, parades, and Native American cultural demonstrations.  Bring some 14” Flutter FETTI Confetti Sticks to cheer on the victorious bull riders and don’t forget to wear your leather cowboy boots!

Satchmo Summerfest August – The summer lineup in New Orleans is packed with music festivals, but this free 3-day outdoor concert is one of our favorites.  It’s the local version of Jazz Fest and is dedicated to one of Nola’s hometown heroes:  Louis ‘Satchmo’ Armstrong.  Enjoy soothing jazz concerts, dine on delicious local delicacies, and watch the second-line parades march through the streets of town.  If you want to experience New Orleans the way it was meant to be, this is the time to come!

Of course, these are just five of the many summer fairs and festivals around the United States and the world.  Whichever you choose, just remember that with Flutter FETTI at your side you’re bound to have an amazing time!

About Flutter FETTI®: Flutter FETTI is an innovator, manufacturer, and worldwide distributor of confetti and streamer products.  Our mission is to bring excitement and joy into every special event in your life.  Contact one of our confettiologists and we’ll make the right product recommendation to add the “WOW!” effect to your summer fairs and festivals.

Cap Off Summer Concerts And Music Festivals With Confetti

Summer concert Flutter FETTI confetti with Paul McCartneySummer’s hottest parties aren’t stuffed inside sweaty bars – they’re splayed out across green fields, hosted beneath the beaming sun, and set beside the ocean.  Think Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, the Warped Tour, and Electric Daisy Carnival.  These annual summer concerts and music festivals are the most exciting parties of the season and as an event planner you want to make them the greatest party year after year.  How do you cap off an event this big?  With biodegradable confetti and streamer products from Flutter FETTI!

X-6 Double Barrel Wireless Confetti Launcher

Twin barrels blasting off stadium-sized streamers and die-cut confetti will have the crowd at your music festival jumping out of their seats (as if they’re not standing already).  The X-6 Double Barrel Wireless Confetti Launcher can be mounted in a variety of positions and shoots streamers and confetti from 40 to 100 feet in the air giving you a lot of bang for your buck!  This launcher can be wirelessly controlled and available for rent or purchase.  Get ready to bring the WOW! to your concert crowd!
Ideal for:  Main stage(s), opening performance, and final performance(s)

3” Continuous Flow Gerb Launchers with tissue FETTI

Watch every music fan’s eyes light up as the atmosphere above your summer concert turns into a flurry of confetti!  Designed to launch a pound of Flutter FETTI each second up to 75-100 feet in the sky, these cannon-like launchers are one of the greatest party props.  Load up the 3” Continuous Flow Gerb Launchers with tissue FETTI or one of our magnificent die-cut options, like hearts or stars, and watch it all flutter, fly, and float through the air.  Our Gerbs are available for rent or purchase.  Make this an event your fans will never forget!
Ideal for:  Any size concert stages and music festivals and final performance(s)

MEGA Blaster Launchers with Confetti and Streamers

When you want more flexibility, take advantage of these handheld confetti and streamer launchers.  The MEGA Blaster Launchers can be used up on-stage or down in the crowd to stir up excitement with bursts of classic tissue FETTI, streamers, die-cut confetti, or even hot dogs (yes, it’s been done before!).  Best of all, their portable nature makes it easy for you to reposition the 2” barrels towards the most enthusiastic section of fans!
Ideal for:  Any size concert stages and music festivals and most popular bands

14” Flutter FETTI Confetti Sticks

Get your audience involved in the concert fun and increase the energy level of everyone in attendance with our 14” Flutter FETTI Confetti Sticks.  These super popular confetti sticks are filled with over 3,000 pieces of fluttering tissue FETTI and are very easy to use.  With just a flick of the wrist, the sky lights up with a sensational scene of color and movement!  When you place a 500 tube minimum order, we can custom wrap the tubes with your summer concert or music festival’s logo or wrap the outside of the tube with a message.  What a way to psych up the entire crowd!
Ideal for:  VIP sections, first guests in attendance, and all partygoers

About Flutter FETTI®: Flutter FETTI is an innovator, manufacturer, and worldwide distributor of confetti and streamer products.  Our mission is to bring excitement and joy into every special event in your life.  Contact one of our confettiologists and we’ll make the right product recommendation to add the “WOW!” effect to your summer concerts and music festivals.