Updated: Jul 8, 2020
How many events have you been to that touched all of your senses?
Having photographed thousands of events, there are not that many that stand out as much as the Sensus showcase last week.
Let me walk you through the night.
Upon arrival, guests were greeted by Light’em Up Stilts* girl and directed up a flight of stairs at the Rydges Hotel at South Bank in Brisbane where they had their photo taken with two towering Light’em Up stilts girls*. Their photos were taken and delivered in RealTime.
Guests were then led down the red carpet to a tray full of jelly shots served by the Living Carpet* and onto the Soleil Pool Bar deck which showcased Onstage’s Gentleman*, Lollipop Aerialist*, Segway Slick* and Top hat hottie* while DJ Mr Smith* was spinning tunes on the decks while intrigued guests experienced the unique food stations where you could do everything from taste radish ice cream made with liquid hydrogen to painting your own cracker with dips.
The night progressed with champagne, entertainment and networking before being set alight with flames and fireworks by our friends from Fuse Pyrotechnics.
This multifaceted event moved from Soleil into the Ballroom filled with red and pink flowers, nautical table cloths and entrees served with a card of some kind.
Once guests were seated the hilarious Jenny Wynter entered the stage, letting everyone know that tonight we’re playing Cards Against Humanity and that anything goes and to not hold back.
You will know if you have played Cards Against Humanity that it’s not for the faint-hearted, so you can only imagine the profanity and humorous disgust that was produced from each table.
Dinner was served, the games went on and then much to everyone’s surprise, the centrepieces were alight, stepping the vibe up a notch before being shipped off to level twelve.
The tropical theme of level twelve, which overlooks the Brisbane River and Wheel of Brisbane, set the scene for party. The band was playing, drinks were flowing and there were entertainment and dancers at every corner of the room.
To finish things off there were two dessert experiences. The first was a sensory walk through with headphones to match the desserts and displays, and the second was desserts delivered through the media wall. You had to watch out for the media wall desserts though because you didn’t always get a dessert. Sometimes a slap, and sometimes something else.
The night ended on the dance floor, doted the best events industry showcase people have ever been to.
Sensus keep stepping it up every year, so we look forward to sharing the experience once again next year. Thanks to the other sponsors (listed below) and again for having us deliver the photography in RealTime.
If you would like to see more photos from Sensus 2019 you can check them out here: https://www.eventpix.com.au/galleries/senseus/
* OnStage Entertainment Lineup
Lollipop Aerialist Need an amazingly unique and bendy aerialist without having to worry about rigging points? Daisy is an industry professional offering this adaptable apparatus that’s perfect for any venue, with easy load-in and load out. A five-minute blow-your-mind performance will have your audiences impressed and entertained. Or utilise her skills “freestyle” for cocktail events as we did in Soleil.
Gentleman This creepy yet intriguing character is the ‘egor’ in the family. From our creative arm – this character is available for roving but is also one of many from our HUGE array of tailored roving options.
Light’em Up stilts The only kind in the country, these brand new LED dresses are fully programmable to suit your colour scheme and messaging. Doesn’t get much better than this when it comes to classing and interesting costumed stilt characters.
Segway Slick Trade show or office floor, function space or outdoors, these segway characters are the only ones of their kind and based right here in Brisbane. Have them replenish your drinks as they slide by on their silent miniature segways. This options also available as other characters (insert bubble bot photo/video)
Top hat hottie What’s better than amazing costumed hostesses offering canapes to your guests with an LED light vending tray –a rather pleasant looking host (forget the ‘sesses’). We’re an equal opportunity employer here at @onstageentertainment
Living Carpet Available in white and red, or we can make one for you….. only peasants have red carpet entries without a human!
DJ Mr Smith You only saw him playing his chill vibes – you should check this guy out in his party duo “Cam n bert” complete with CO2 shooter…. Seriously awesome versatile rockstar
Jenny Wynter Female comedians are so hot right now, and none hotter than Jenny Wynter. She’s winning awards, touring the country, making the cover of magazines and has a very successful comedy facebook group. We can’t get enough of her – and her versatility as either fun and singy-alongy MC or in more formal matters, Jenny is our funny bitch extraordinaire. We’ve known it for years’ , now we’re glad you know it too – she’s the biz.
Lampshade Statuesque & Lace face Custom logo and divine costumes make our Lampshade Statuesque and Lace face the perfect options for less in-your-face and more fashion and corporate conscious events. Colour options available and costumes can be smooshed to add floristry, garland, jewels – anything to swish up your social media posts.
1 x media wall We love this for fun and interaction. The Media wall can be used as a dessert station (a-la #senseus2019), exhibition stand, photography wall or red carpet entrance package – Or any other wacky idea you have. Your logo’s go in the poster spots and our hands come out of the curtain spots! We can create the right vibe for you – cheeky and a bit saucy or straight-up pro with a gloved hand peeping out with a glass of champagne.
Fan-a-gogo You know we don’t do things like everyone else – and that includes our gogo dancers. Create your own ‘Marilyn’ moment with these fun gogo podiums complete with fan and lycra. Make it as classy or as sassy as you like, with a bazillion costume options available to suit your style.
Guestbook Want to build your database information a little differently? Capture details and messages differently, or even ask your guests to draw a picture – anything to make your experience more personalised and interactive.
The JSB Need we say anything at all? This band freakin’ rocks and offers fresh faces with a professional attitude. No dicks demanding meals, no precious wankers – The Jimmy Sogalrey Band is simple brilliant musical entertainment. Book them, there’s really nothing more you need to do to ensure success at your event.