Verge Aero has achieved an aerial first in Mexico, delivering the country’s first ever drone light show. Working with local partner Sky Precision, Verge Aero provided a system of 150 drone lights to create moving, colour-changing pictures in the sky to open the performance by Dutch DJ Martin Garrix, marking Mexico’s Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) at the FIG19 hot-air balloon festival.
Founded in 2002, the FIG (Festival Internacional del Globo) hot-air balloon festival, which takes place each year in the city of León in central Mexico, has become one of the leading balloon events in the world. This year, organizers were keen to provide a cutting-edge visual treat for visitors and called on Sky Precision to deliver it. Taking up the challenge, specialists from Verge Aero and Sky Precision created custom choreography to accompany a set of four songs, including an opening number by Mexican guitar maestros, Rodrigo y Gabriella.
Escandra Salim Alle, CEO of FIG said: “We are excited to have hosted the first drone show ever here in Mexico. The show content was amazing, Verge Aero did an excellent job. The enormous crowd loved the drone show and our social media had a blast!”
As with every public drone light show, safety was the primary concern for all involved. Emerging from their protected safe landing zone, the drones took to the air to create colourful, dynamic, pre-choreographed movements and shapes including guitars, balloons, flowers – and, of course, the iconic, grinning Día de Muertos skull – in the sky above the performance stage.
Israel Canino, CEO of SkyPrecision said: “We are really satisfied by the professionalism and responsiveness shown by Verge Aero. They performed an amazing show, no matter the changing circumstances in a short time. We’ll definitely keep working with them on many shows in the future.”
This ground-breaking aerial performance delivered an unforgettable treat for the audience. At a festival where balloons of all colours, shapes and sizes fill the daytime sky, Verge Aero and Sky Precision showed that airborne entertainment of a different kind can now fill the night-time sky.