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~~~Wind Dancer~~~

 

 

 

Wind Dancer listened to the couple of the ideas that he said with colored lights and reflections. Both of those would work, but would be hard to fill the lake with the light. But a light burst... that could work and that would trigger the reflection on the lake. Although when he asked about whether they were focusing a bit too much on the spectical, Wind Dancer looked to her scripts and then back up. "Well, I mean, a lot of dancing is visual appeal. Especially with the kind of dancing that I do, shaping winds and directing gusts and the like. Although I suppose we should worry about those once we have the rest of the routine planned, though I usually like knowing what the effects are going to be so that I can plan my routine around them," she spoke. "Of course, now that I think about it. Most of my shows are in connection with one of the other events of the casino... This is the first time in a long while that I was building a routine that I didn't have to take in an erupting volcano or a laser light show while I was writing the routine..." she finished.

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Sky Sailing nodded, putting a hoof around Windy's shoulders as he reassured her.  "My mom always said that a sparkling jewel looked best in a plain setting.  That was back when I was still trying to figure out how to present myself, and how to best highlight my music.  Now, I've gotten a taste for showponyship since, but a good performance shouldn't need it.  Think of this like an 'unplugged' show.  I've done acoustics before, I often write simple guitar chords in parallel to the fancier production.  Comes in handy when I want to do smaller, more intimate shows.  Now, this one's gonna be pretty big, but it's OK if we start simple.  Gives us room to top ourselves next year, right?"  He grinned.  "This sounds like too much fun to do only once, after all."

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~~~Wind Dancer~~~

 

 

 

Wind Dancer couldn't help but smile and blush a bit when she heard Sky say that a sparkling jewel looked best in a plain setting. The compliment didn't go unnoticed and was rewarded with a kiss on his cheek. As he continued, she nodded. It was true that a good show didn't need all the special effects, but for something as big and extravagant as they were planning, they would need some. He had a pony though, they needed to save some tricks for next year. Wait... Did he say next year? When he said again that something like this would be to much fun to do only once, the smile that she was wearing brightened and was even more gleeful.

 

"Yes!!! We should make this an annual thing! Oh gosh that would be so much fun! But every year should be a new routine with the new stuff that we've come up with," she said with enough excitement that she was talking just a bit faster than she could breath. Then she let out a gasp as another thought hit her. "Glowing flower petals!!! That would be so much better than the lake effect itself. Because then the flooring light off of the petals would not only dance on the wind with a downburst, but they works reflect off of the surface of the lake. I know we were just talking about keeping the effects to a minimum, but that will help with just that! They are be a reusable prop because as long as I kept the wind going, I can use them with the water to help ponies visualize the movements of the winds!

 

Of course... The glowing part really depends on one thing we hadn't really decided yet. Do we want our performance to be early in the day or at the end? Usually the headliner of the event is the last even so that they don't unintentionally show up everyone else at the concert or festival by providing an act that's too hard to follow. If we go last, it will be twilight or dusk before we perform. Kinda why I was already thinking of lighting, but if you think we should go earlier in the festival... Also should we make it a whole weekend or just a single day? We can get more artists involved in more days, but that's going to take a lot more finagling to pull off..." Wind finished running the back of her head with a wing. 

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Kisses were a powerful positive reinforcement tool.  If more poetical compliments would bring forth such results, well!  Sky Sailing was the stallion for the job.  Plus, seeing Wind Dancer so excited over this project was just the icing on the cake.  "Petals?  Ah, yes!  I know what you're talking about; I think I might know a propmaker who could get a batch of them ready for the show."  Making a quick note to follow up on that, he added.  "The Cloudsdale factories don't only make weather; there's some glowpaint that comes out of the Rainbow Factory that dissolves into water.  Remember, ponies eventually have to drink this water; we need to make sure that the props we use will keep it clean."

 

"As for when we perform and for how long..."  He tapped his chin, "I think you're right about having an evening show.  Honestly, I'm wondering if we might get shown up ourselves, depending on if we get some genius of the stage earlier in the day, but hey!  That's new talent getting their big break, and you can't complain about that, right?"  He laughed.  "Still, I think one day might be enough for the first show.  It's an all-new event, most won't be sure if it will be worth their time or not.  Once we get one good performance in, the city will probably give us more time next year, you know?  Start small, then grow."

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~~~Wind Dancer~~~

 

 

 

Wind Dancer nodded when Sky said to start small and then grow. Like she was thinking, it was going to be much easier to convince the board of Las Pegasus to let them have a one day festival for something that's been untried, than it was to give them an entire weekend in a popular camping destination. If they played their cards right though, they could use the camping to their advantage and offer extended stay packages if they do green light this as a major festival. Still, they would need to start small as like Sky also said, there was no guarantee that they would be able to get ponies here. That there would be some that wouldn't see this as beneficial to their careers or would even see the point in it. She could think of a few ponies that she might be able to get on board though. She'd never personally dealt with them, but they were always rumored to be some of the most down-to-equis warmhearted performers around. She wondered if they could actually get Octavia and Countess Coloratura here. She also couldn't help but think of what they would charge for the show. OF course, it wasn't that Wind herself couldn't personally pay their bills to get them here, but she wasn't sure if that would make her look desperate or not.

 

She was further ecstatic that Sky liked the ideas of the petals. The fact that Cloudsdale made them was actually great news. "That sounds amazing! In fact while we're up there placing the order, we should swing by and see my folks. It's been a while since I've been up that way. It would be nice to see home again and how much it's changed since I left," she said with a smile. "And I think your right. We should start with one day. The one day will be easier to pitch to the council. Then once we've got the backing we need, we can talk about making it a weekend thing, and using the camping grounds to our advantage there. And with a lot of upcoming talent, that's always possible that we could get shown up. But I'd rather it be use that get shown up verses us ruining the confidence of everypony else by thinking they have to match or be better than us. These are all mostly new performers. Confidence is everything!" she said with a smile before setting her pencil down. "I'm ready to get back to work when you are!"

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"Oh, your family lives up in Cloudsdale?"  It had momentarily slipped Sky's mind, though he supposed it was getting around that time that they should be introducing each other to their parents, now that he thought about it.  "I wonder if your folks know mine; Cloudsdale's not *that* big a city.  Though, it would probably be an exaggeration to say that everypony there knew Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy as fillies, despite what they'll probably claim.  I certainly didn't!"  He laughed.  "Celebrity culture is pretty much the same everywhere, just stronger in places like this."

 

With a stretch and flex of his wings, he placed his feathers back on the keyboard.  "All right!  Shall we take it from the first drop?"

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