During a midnight concert at Seoul’s World Cup Stadium on April 11, international pop sensation, PSY, soared across the venue at 8.2m per second, amidst the glow of light sticks being waved by 80,000 fans below.
Visibly overcome by the impact of it all, the elated artist was moved to tears at one point during the performance. The spectacular moment was simultaneously experienced by the more than 150,000 online viewers across the globe, who tuned in to watch the event via a live broadcast.
TAIT/FTSI was at the helm of the tremendous feat, which was achieved with merely 3 days of programming and 1 day of rehearsals, leading up to opening night. TAIT/FTSI’s experienced automation team utilized the renowned Navigator Control System to program 3 separate flight patterns, each ranging about 5 minutes in length. The area for performer flying had a perimeter of 91.4m by 121.9m, with an elevation peak of 22.9m feet high.
Marking a true global initiative for the group, the project demonstrated TAIT/FTSI’s proven ability to provide world-class quality and craftsmanship to clients worldwide.
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Since 1978, TAIT has been building touring systems for the top entertainment acts in the world, working with clients such as U2, Rolling Stones, Metallica and beyond. TAIT also serves as the global leader in the production of LED and scenic elements for the live event and architectural markets, as well as the provider of automation and control equipment for the theatrical, motion picture, touring production and themed attraction markets. With TAIT offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Belgium, Japan and China, clients across the globe are assured a unique blend of revolutionary technology, high-quality craftsmanship and personalized service.