An estimated 60,000 people turned up to witness the 2019 Swansea Christmas parade. Spread across the city centre, they saw hundreds of local people take part in the parade as the festive season was ushered in.
The event formed part of the 50th anniversary city status celebrations. There were marching bands, colourful floats, festive film characters, Christmas inflatables, Santa in his sleigh and some special effects. There were young performers from Swansea drama and dance groups. Local choirs and vocalists entertained city centre visitors at performance points as spectators awaited the arrival of the parade.
It was an early start for the Total Sound Solutions crew as we had to build two separate stage areas, complete with lighting, sound and power but we also had to fit 9 P.A. systems to performance floats as well as setting up portable speakers for smaller attractions. Once again, we also projected the “50th” logo onto the castle and used it as a backdrop at the second stage.
Our team were on hand during the parade, looking after the various choirs and acts on the two stages as well as walking with the parade, ensuring that the mobile and portable PA systems were functioning as they should.
A very long day ended with a complete strip down of all areas, handing the city back to the council the same night.
Once again, the beautiful Orangery in Margam park, was the setting for this now annual event. And once again, Total Sound Solutions provided the full A.V. Package to the health board. Events like this dont happen overnight. This was the cumulation of 6 months of planning, meetings and site visits to ensure that every detail was catered for and that the night went without a hitch.
This is a celebration of the outstanding and innovative work for staff who have gone above and beyond to develop services and conduct research which improves the lives of patients.
With over 200 people in attendance, it was vital that everyone had the same experience throughout the night. The balance of Sound, Lighting and Visuals had to be perfect to achieve this. From our 14ft projection screen, to the 55″ repeaters, from the festoon lighting outside the venue to the colours creating the theme inside the orangery, our crew were on hand to set up and run the night providing our unique brand of professional customer service and utilizing our experience to provide the client and guests, with a night they will not forget in a hurry.