Harlequins – Big Game 11
Harlequins – Big Game 11
Harlequins – Big Game 11

Harlequins – Big Game 11

December 2018

For the 11th instalment of this fantastic annual showpiece Harlequins faced off against their old rivals Wasps. Following the success of BG10, Pains were asked once again to provide some astonishing flame and firework choreography to help the 80, 000 supporters at Twickenham build a truly electric atmosphere. There was an additional objective for Big Game 11; a 45 second long musical display culminating in the match rugby ball being fired from a specially adapted cannon to be caught by one of the teams mascots in the middle of the pitch. The team didn’t have long to try and test this new device but they eagerly stepped up to the challenge, unsurprisingly!

For the team entrance, a 24 man crew manned 31 firing positions including 18 G-Flames, 4 Hurricanes and 9 Pyro positions. The combination of the soundtrack, the Pyro and the multitude of flame units coming together was well received by the roaring crowds and players alike. However the job was not finished there. For the half time show, another breathtaking flame and pyro show was choreographed to a live performance by “Spark”; a highly skilled street theatre group. For one last show, when Harlequins returned to the pitch they were met with the roar of the flames once more. A team of Pains Operators were situated on one side of the pitch throughout the match to produce manual flame hits for every home try scored.

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