The 18th Asian Games Jakarta Palembang 2018 opened on August 18th with a spectacular Ceremony as Indonesia welcomed Asia’s top athletes to Jakarta and Palembang.
At the capital’s Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, 40,000 spectators were entertained by an opening ceremony that featured cultural performances and pyrotechnics on what is understood to be the largest scenic built for an opening ceremony; a 120m-long stage in the shape of a towering mountain with a waterfall and a simulated Volcanic eruption.
Sydney’s The P. A. People proudly supplied the Communications systems for its second Asian Games, this time under the watchful eye of US based production company, FiveCurrents.
The opening sequence of the Ceremony showed a video of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo’s on his way to the opening ceremony. The president was seen to be stuck in traffic, but he got out of the car and took a motorcycle to get through the traffic.
…The P.A. People delivers sound control and event management systems
Moving 80,000 runners and spectators in and out of Sydney’s CBD and the iconic Bondi Beach tourist location, has its logistical issues and again this year, The Sun-Herald City2Surf presented by Westpac, the world’s largest fun run, was an event with some interesting challenges. The P.A. People is a small but integral part of that substantial exercise.
… audio system upgrade
Over time our Installed Systems team have provided AV support for Luna Park. Most recently the team replaced the audio system in the Luna Park golf cart to improve the live performance sound for visitors to the park.
The golf cart is used for pop up performances by singers and dancers to entertain the patrons. The cart is also used as part of the street parade through the centre of Luna Park.