BLINK director reports a few bumps, no major bruises, for festival's first night
The light and art festival BLINK started Thursday night, and Executive Director Justin Brookhart says he's heard good things from people.
“The streets of Cincinnati were full, they were vibrant. People hadn’t felt the city that vibrant since pre-pandemic levels.”
Brookhart says there were a few problems with some of the projectors, and with the second drone show of the night.
“After they fly the first show, they have to change out the batteries for those, resync everything and reset them," he explains. "We’re working through how to have a quicker turnaround between the two of those. Admittedly last night’s window was a little tight and aggressive anyway. We were probably being a little overzealous doing them at 9 and at 10:30.”
Brookhart says there's a longer interval between drone shows the rest of the nights. The drone shows will be at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.
There were some technical issues at a couple of projections, but Brookhart isn't worried. “We really think of Thursday night as little bit of a dress rehearsal for some of the projection stuff because we don’t know how it’s going to perform totally at scale.”
Brookhart says technicians worked through the night recalibrating equipment.
BLINK starts again at sunset, Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings.
Brookhart says there were no big safety problems reported.