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Dubai World Record – The Final Crunch

December 27th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Grucci, Personal

Post by Drew Sikora.   The weather really gave us a beating this past week. My last entry was during a day off due to high winds and although since then we’ve been able to get out to the islands, working has been a bitch thanks to the winds still blowing 15-18 mph steady with […]

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Dubai World Record – Week 2

December 16th, 2013 · No Comments · Grucci, Personal

Post by Drew Sikora. So this past week I finally moved out from the staging area on The Palm crescent to the World Islands, where we’ve been putting together the massive amounts of product we have over there. We get there via a boat, which we dub “the mothership” that is a speedboat usually around […]

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Dubai World Record – Week 1

December 8th, 2013 · No Comments · Grucci, Personal

Taken my first day onsite, from the barrier island around the Palm Jumeirah. Burj Khalifa on the far left, Atlantis resort on the far right  For the full-sized version click here Alright I’ll get the crappy news out of the way first and say that I’ve been reassigned from the Burj. It was simply a […]

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Three Weeks, Three Shows

July 10th, 2013 · No Comments · Grucci

June was coming around soon and I was expecting a call from Grucci at some point for the annual Music at Moorland show they do up in Far Hills, NJ, which I worked on last year. I hadn’t done any more shows since then so I was a little rusty on my technique and procedures […]

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Music at Moorland

June 23rd, 2012 · No Comments · Grucci

Morning at Moorland Just got off a 3-day show that took place about an hour away in Far Hills, NJ. It was a benefit event for the Somerset Medical Center Foundation that featured dinner with an orchestra performance followed by a fireworks display. Unfortunately for us, the show coincided with the start of a heat […]

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Mantoloking Centennial fireworks display

July 3rd, 2011 · No Comments · Grucci

This weekend I was on a barge anchored out in the far north section of Barnegat Bay, off the shore of Mantoloking, to set up a display to commemorate the city’s 100th birthday. We based out of the yacht club there, and the managers were extremely friendly and looking forward to working with us on […]

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Taipei: The End

January 5th, 2011 · 8 Comments · Grucci

With continuous night shifts and working like crazy right up to showtime, here is what we accomplished when the stroke of midnight finally tolled on Jan 1st, 2011: This isn’t the best-quality video, but it shows at the start a bit of the craziness over at the Dajia site with the racetrack of bursts running […]

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Taipei Days Twelve and Thirteen

December 29th, 2010 · No Comments · Grucci

The 28th was the first day up on 101 where the visibility was greater than 10 miles. Wow! It feels like you can see the whole country, and this is only the 66th floor! I’m on a 6-hour work break right now so I can rest up to return to 101 and work the night […]

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Taipei Days Ten and Eleven

December 27th, 2010 · No Comments · Grucci

Me on the 82nd floor of Taipei 101 – slightly better weather today! (12/26) We’re in the shit now, boy I tell ya! It’s unfortunate, but various delays and problems keep cropping up that force us to curse whatever fireworks god has a decided to take a dump on us for this show. Despite the […]

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Taipei Day Nine

December 25th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Grucci

Translators Kris and Orophin helping me spread the holiday cheer. It was another 6:45am morning today, the only difference was that here in Taiwan it was already Christmas Day!! So I was finally able to unpack my Santa hat from the suitcase and plop it on my head. Downstairs in the lobby on the way […]

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