Tuesday, August 20th, 2002
In front of an estimated audience of 100,000 thousand that included the Australian Ambassador to Sweden HE Mr Stephen Brady, Foti International Fireworks from Sydney performed a spectacular display on the picturesque waterways of Stockholm, Sweden.
The performance prompted Mr Brady to state that “Australia burst onto the skies of Stockholm and delighted an entire city.”
The 15 minute pyromusical spectacular culminated in finale set to a rousing rendition of ‘I Still Call Australia Home’ which proved one of the highlights for the Australian Ambassador.
“The performance in Stockholm on 14 August will remain with me as one of the most memorable experiences of my time as Ambassador here” said Mr Brady.
“As the music and fireworks crescendoed to a brilliance of colour to the resounding chorus of “I Still Call Australia Home” I felt such pride as an Australian.”
The display was applauded not only because of the quality of the fireworks used, but also because of its design and digital pyromusical synchronisation.
“Foti International demonstrates Australian ingenuity, creativity and technical and scientific endeavour at their most cutting edge”, said Mr Brady.
A crew of four led by company Director Vince Foti made the journey from Sydney to Stockholm.
“This is the fifth time we have displayed in Sweden since 1993 and it’s always a joy to come. As a city, Stockholm is similar to Sydney in that it is set on water, making it a perfect setting for a fireworks display”, said Vince.
The display was part of a fireworks festival held by the Gröna Lund theme park and included displays from China and the United States.
The Stockholm display is the first of a two display tour of Europe for Foti, with a second display scheduled for Knokke-Heist in Belgium on August 21st.