History Main / GreatBallsOfFire

19th May '16 2:28:43 PM Aiguille
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''AlanWake'', the band The Old Gods of Asgard were apparently quite fond of pyrotechnics, which turns out to come in handy for fighting creatures that are weak to light.

to:

* In ''AlanWake'', ''VideoGame/AlanWake'', the HeavyMithril band The Old Gods of Asgard were apparently quite fond of pyrotechnics, which turns out to come in handy for fighting creatures that are weak to light.
26th Apr '16 12:11:36 AM aye_amber
Is there an issue? Send a Message


[[AC:Avante Garde/Misc]]
* During her 2003 live tour, [[{{Bjork}} Björk]] used firethrowers as a musical instrument(!)

to:

[[AC:Avante Garde/Misc]]
[[AC: Avant-Garde / Misc]]

* During her 2003 live tour, [[{{Bjork}} Björk]] Music/{{Bjork}} used firethrowers as a musical instrument(!)
18th Jan '16 7:25:23 PM jormis29
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* All of this is parodied, of course, by the titular band in ''ThisIsSpinalTap''.
** However, their drummers blowing up are apparently not due to pyrotechnics, but rather to spontaneous human combustion. This has happened to at least two of them; the others died under equally bizarre circumstances.

to:

* All of this is parodied, of course, by the titular band in ''ThisIsSpinalTap''.
''Film/ThisIsSpinalTap''.
** However, their drummers blowing up are apparently not due to pyrotechnics, but rather to spontaneous human combustion.SpontaneousHumanCombustion. This has happened to at least two of them; the others died under equally bizarre circumstances.
1st Jan '16 3:20:55 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* JAMProject has a habit of spicing up their songs' instrumental introductions with fire and lasers when in concert. ''During'' the song, they prefer to rely on stage presence, {{Hot Blooded}}ness, and raw energy. The combination is a working formula.
* NineInchNails. The Lights in the Sky tour. Full stop. Killer performance. Stunning light show. Need more be said?
* Slightly different direction, perhaps, but the {{Animusic}} rendition of "Pictures at an Exhibition" [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q259PP4HdzM features fireworks]].
* {{Slipknot}}'s bonus drummers are heavily involved with the design and creation of their custom pyro sets. Rather than a huge, glorious shower of sparks, it's an array of ugly, burnt-out steel cans spitting red flames.

to:

* JAMProject Music/JAMProject has a habit of spicing up their songs' instrumental introductions with fire and lasers when in concert. ''During'' the song, they prefer to rely on stage presence, {{Hot Blooded}}ness, and raw energy. The combination is a working formula.
* NineInchNails.Music/NineInchNails. The Lights in the Sky tour. Full stop. Killer performance. Stunning light show. Need more be said?
* Slightly different direction, perhaps, but the {{Animusic}} Music/{{Animusic}} rendition of "Pictures at an Exhibition" [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q259PP4HdzM features fireworks]].
* {{Slipknot}}'s Music/{{Slipknot}}'s bonus drummers are heavily involved with the design and creation of their custom pyro sets. Rather than a huge, glorious shower of sparks, it's an array of ugly, burnt-out steel cans spitting red flames.
24th Nov '15 7:28:24 AM Dravencour
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In 2003, a band called Great White playing at a not particularly large nightclub in Rhode Island called The Station decided to use a fair amount of pyrotechnics on the very first song. Soundproofing foam around the stage ignited. 100 people were killed, including the band's drummer, and over 200 were injured. Kind of puts in perspective the comedic fictional use of people dying....

to:

* In 2003, a band called Great White playing Music/GreatWhite played at a not particularly large nightclub in Rhode Island called The Station and decided to use a fair amount of pyrotechnics on the very first song.song, "Desert Moon.". Soundproofing foam around the stage ignited. 100 people were killed, including the band's drummer, guitarist Ty Longley, and over 200 were injured. Kind of puts in perspective the comedic fictional use of people dying....
14th Oct '15 10:47:01 AM AgProv
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* And don't forget Music/PinkFloyd's "flying pig."

to:

* And don't forget then there was Music/PinkFloyd's "flying pig."


Added DiffLines:

** Floyd havce a long history of enhancing their stage performances. Even in 1966-67, the psychedelic light show and backscreened film loops which accompanied their spaced-out music made them notorious to MoralGuardians scared of the deleterious effects of LSD.
14th Oct '15 10:43:59 AM AgProv
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* The BlueOysterCult pioneered the use of lasers onstage to enhance a performance. This was in 1975, some years before MTV, an age where most groups stuck to music only. The band's laser equipment was cumbersome and frequently unreliable, but when it worked, it was spectacular. It even provoked a Congressional investigation into how safe lasers were as a form of entertainment.
4th Oct '15 8:16:01 AM EryliaStarheart
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Creator/NanaMizuki might have become famous due to her GenkiGirl personality and amazing vocal range, but her concerts are most memorable for featuring massively over-the-top decorations, pyrotechnics, OrchestralBombing and audience that gleefully gets into the act. For instance, live performances of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs'' intro song, the aptly named "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZFPVAOrdXQ Eternal Blaze]]" is ''always'' accompanied by bursts of flames shooting all around her. This includes things like her Live Grace concerts, where she shares the stage with a full blown orchestra. Many other performances involve stunts of their own, such as [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhweFpeT_Xo singing on top of a moving airplane]].

to:

* Creator/NanaMizuki might have become famous due to her GenkiGirl personality and amazing vocal range, but her concerts are most memorable for featuring massively over-the-top decorations, pyrotechnics, OrchestralBombing and audience that gleefully gets into the act. For instance, live performances of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs'' intro song, the aptly named "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZFPVAOrdXQ Eternal Blaze]]" is ''always'' accompanied by bursts of flames shooting all around her. This includes things like her Live Grace concerts, where she shares the stage with a full blown orchestra. Many other performances involve stunts of their own, such as [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhweFpeT_Xo singing on top of a moving airplane]].airplane prop or doing suspension rig flyovers over the entire audience]].
4th Oct '15 8:11:10 AM EryliaStarheart
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs'' intro song, the aptly named "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZFPVAOrdXQ Eternal Blaze]]" by Creator/NanaMizuki, will always be accompanied by bursts of flames shooting all around her whenever she performs it on a live concert. This includes things like her Live Grace concerts, where she shares the stage with a full blown orchestra.

to:

* Creator/NanaMizuki might have become famous due to her GenkiGirl personality and amazing vocal range, but her concerts are most memorable for featuring massively over-the-top decorations, pyrotechnics, OrchestralBombing and audience that gleefully gets into the act. For instance, live performances of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs'' intro song, the aptly named "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZFPVAOrdXQ Eternal Blaze]]" by Creator/NanaMizuki, will always be is ''always'' accompanied by bursts of flames shooting all around her whenever she performs it on a live concert.her. This includes things like her Live Grace concerts, where she shares the stage with a full blown orchestra. Many other performances involve stunts of their own, such as [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhweFpeT_Xo singing on top of a moving airplane]].
24th Jul '15 6:55:29 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* A central tendency of ''{{Metalocalypse}}'' is for Dethklok's concerts to typically wind up causing impressive body counts. In one episode, for example, the band's unnamed adopted child plays with the controls to the laser light show and winds up murdering a good part of the audience and the entire London Philharmonic orchestra. Other concerts included Dethklok's attempt at a blues concert (so depressing that it could be likened to the ending of ''Raiders of the Lost Ark''), and the episode where Dethklok accidentally summons a troll (which proceeds, of course, to go on a bloody rampage). One wonders how Dethklok has a fanbase considering that anyone becoming involved with them, in any way, has a tendency to die in an exceptionally brutal fashion.

to:

* A central tendency of ''{{Metalocalypse}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'' is for Dethklok's concerts to typically wind up causing impressive body counts. In one episode, for example, the band's unnamed adopted child plays with the controls to the laser light show and winds up murdering a good part of the audience and the entire London Philharmonic orchestra. Other concerts included Dethklok's attempt at a blues concert (so depressing that it could be likened to the ending of ''Raiders of the Lost Ark''), and the episode where Dethklok accidentally summons a troll (which proceeds, of course, to go on a bloody rampage). One wonders how Dethklok has a fanbase considering that anyone becoming involved with them, in any way, has a tendency to die in an exceptionally brutal fashion.
This list shows the last 10 events of 49. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.GreatBallsOfFire