Music Event Lighting (DJ/Video) / Stage Lighting

World Pride 2019 | Times Square Closing Ceremony

  • Company
    Design One Lighting Design
  • Lead Designer
    Weston Wetzel
  • Categories
    Winner in Music Event Lighting (DJ/Video) / Stage Lighting
  • Location
    New York, United States
  • Project PDF

In honor of the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall, World Pride hosted a Times Square closing ceremony with feat artists such Melissa Etheridge, Jake Shears, Mel C "Sporty Spice," Deborah Cox, & MNEK. The goal was to design an electric feeling of joy and excitement in the stage and lighting. We created a staggered backdrop strobe/pixel controlled structure that resembled skyscrapers in forced perspective with the addition of large-faced lighting fixtures that would extend off each vertical to form a pair of wings that would back light performers or act as scenic background lights. We also designed two flanking, open-angled goal posts that allowed us to frame the stage picture. These structures also housed large-faced lighting fixtures to help carry the energy stage left and right within the visual. Added moving spots & washes throughout the plaza were used to energize the audience and illuminate the talents onstage. Although in the heart of Times Square, we created a brighter, more colorful experience for such a positive and meaningful celebration of remembrance.