Last night I had a chance to see, up close, the biggest Disco Ball I have ever seen in my life. I couldn't put my arms around it it was so big and I certainly couldn't pick it up. It had to be close to 5 ft in diameter. I got to see the thing being hung in a circus tent that will be used as a DJ dance tent this weekend at the Hothouse 2007 Fundraiser party I've been working with. It took 3 guys and forklift to get the sucker hung in the middle of the tent ... and the DJ booth is being constructed in the center of the tent underneath the disco ball - it should be a pretty neat scene.
The Hothouse Event is coming together nicely. I made a site visit to the party space last night to go over my groups role in the event (which is making sure the waste stream of the event is handled properly - recycling and garbage removal, etc). The space for the event is actually spanning an area of about 2 square blocks. This area is being transformed into it's own little, living 'village' complete with entertainment, art, live music, exhibitions, food and drink, programming, etc. There will even be a temporary jazz club created for the night, a small movie theater, dance tent (as mentioned above), hot metal casting (It's pittsburgh, can't forget the steel making), auction house and small art museum. You have to see it to believe it. It's amazing how many people are involved and working together to make something like this happen. I've been busy at least 3 or 4 nights a week getting ready for my part in the event and I can only imagine what the other people go through to transform a few blocked off streets and parking lots into an event of this size. I'll be posting pictures after the party takes place this Saturday.