The main thing I wanted to see at the Gloworama event was one of the performances by Arc Attack. Imagine two custom engineered hand built Tesla Coils that throw out electrical arcs up to twelve feet long, each one acting as an instrument with a sound reminiscent of the early days of the synthesizer. Each “arc” of electricity carries the sound of the music. During the show, the MC engages both the crowd and the Tesla Coils by walking through ½ Million Volt sparks wearing a chainmail Faraday suit. Spectacular!

And if that’s not enough, after the MC does his thing a guy in another Farady suit comes out with a modified electric guitar that plays through the singing Tesla Coils

This was a challenge to photograph. I used my vintage Minolta 35/2 lens to capture the action and I am pretty pleased with the results.

Arc Attack

2 thoughts on “Arc Attack

  • January 5, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    Ooh, we didn’t get close enough to see the guy with the guitar. (those of us with proton packs on were a little skittish about getting smushed into a crowd where said packs might get damaged, or might damage someone)

  • January 12, 2011 at 11:14 am

    Great photos! Looks like it was a fun evening. Here it was single digit temps…I stayed home

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