The Royal Dutch Air Force and these crazy event organisers are launching the world’s first drone circus. Racing and lasers and ballet, with drones. In Amsterdam.
It’s hard to tell how amazing the world’s first drone circus will be. On one hand, the trailer makes it look like it’s an aerial reenactment of Tron in a soccer stadium. But it’s also worth recognising how past attempts at drone entertainment have looked more like goofy science experiments than sci-fi fantasies.
AIR, the drone circus in question, promises to be more:
In this high energy and explosive show, drones will take center stage to bring a collaboration and fusion of music, video, projections and special effects. AIR allows you to experience a variety of ballet and battles, races and lasers, circus, illusions and most of all magic from hundreds of drones.
OK so, “explosive” is not a great word to use when talking about drone entertainment, but we’ll just chalk that up to a bad translator. In the meantime, “ballet and battles” plus “races and lasers” definitely sounds like something will make those sour diesel-blazing, space cake-munching tourists in Amsterdam shit their harem pants. If only there were flying elephants too.