Performance tent kicks off tour

October 1, 2007

Fuerzabruta, a high-energy performance that got its start last summer in London, has kicked off its latest season in a brand-new, state-of-the-art tent. The new tent is one of the world’s largest touring venues. Organizers say that the show’s visuals and effects are stunning, and they advise audiences not to wear high heels or expensive …

Ohio tent company faces lawsuit

South Akron Awning Co. and the board of the Westmoreland Fair are defendants in a lawsuit after two siblings were injured in a tent collapse, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. The siblings were among several in a tent at the Westmoreland Fair in 2005 when a severe storm blew in, collapsing the tent. Five people …

Tents spared in German smoking ban

A partial smoking ban in Germany will not affect Bavaria’s famous Oktoberfest beer tents, the Associated Press reports. The southern state of Bavaria has made exceptions for its beer tents in a partial smoking ban that will come into force on Jan. 1, 2008. Lower Saxony and Baden-Württemberg have banned smoking in restaurants, hospitals, schools …

Tent prices jump in Pakistan

The prices of industrial textiles in Pakistan have risen by 10 to 15 percent due to an increase in production costs of open-end spinning units, according to the Pakistan Daily Times. The closure of a large number of spinning units has prompted supply shortages and disruption in production. Manufacturers of tents, sacks, ropes and mats …

Torn tent gets new skin

The battered WestWorld tent in Scottsdale, Ariz., will be renewed in early October with new fabric. Windstorms ripped a hole in the 120,000-square-foot tent earlier this summer, but officials said it would be a “waste of resources” to repair the torn fabric, which featured two large American flags. The brightly colored tent caused a stir …

Tent camp closure looming

A 350-bed tent camp that houses farm workers in East Wenatchee, Wash., is set to close next year, but officials have not yet created new on-farm housing to replace it, the Associated Press reports. Commissioners in Douglas County have said they would consider keeping the tent camp open beyond its five-year contract. The camp is …

Trend update: Arabian theme resources available

Traditional event themes may be too cheesy or boring for today’s clients, but the hottest themes are gaining in popularity. Harness the glitter of Arabian nights or the heat of desert days for your adventurous clients. A new site, www.moroccanthemeparties.com, offers the Dallas event industry everything from Moroccan tents to professional belly dancers. Miami’s Berber …

New brand for Pittsburgh firm

Pittsburgh Party and Tent Rental has changed its name to PartySavvy. President Dan Skena said the company’s new identity is intended to create a consistent brand and image and set the company apart from its competitors. “It had become obvious to me that we needed a clear, consistent brand that would identify our business, and …

Dome shelter passes weather tests

The Base-X model 8D36 Dome Shelter has passed rigorous extreme weather and durability testing at the Aberdeen Test Center in Maryland. The testing included a snow load of 10 pounds per square foot and a wind test at 55 mph with gusts of 65 mph. In addition, the tent withstood 2 inches per hour of …

Local ordinance bans air-inflated structures

Village trustees in Channahon, Ill., have introduced a new ban on air-inflated and air-supported structures, after a resident installed an air dome over his swimming pool, the Herald News reports. Last summer, resident Dusty Cullen put an air-filled dome over his backyard swimming pool, in an effort to lengthen his family’s swimming season. Village trustees …