9 Great Party Tent Lighting Ideas
What is the best thing about having an outdoor party tent for your event? Why, it is having custom lighting, of course! The Kingpin has known this for a long time, but few have seen the, er, light. A party tent is like a blank canvas on which you can let loose your creative inclinations, and this can be applied most interestingly with your choice of lighting.
One of the most common of the outdoor tented parties today are weddings. Wedding tent lighting can be anything from fairy-like to cool jazzy, depending on your inclinations. Here are some of the Kingpin’s suggestions for you. Tents are also often used as sites and symbols of protest over time. In 1968 Resurrection City saw hundreds of tents set up by anti-poverty campaigners in Washington D.C. In the 1970s and 1980s anti-nuclear peace camps spread across Europe and North America, with the largest women’s-only camp to date set up at the Greenham Common US RAF base in Newbury, England to protest cruise missiles during the Cold War.
The 1990s saw environmental protest camps as part of the campaign for the Clayoquot Sound in Canada and the roads protests in the UK. The first No Border Network camp was held in Strasbourg in 2002, becoming the first in a series of international camps that continue to be organised today. Other international camps of the 2000s include summit counter-mobilisations like Horizone at the Gleneagles G8 gathering in 2005 and the start of Camp for Climate Action in 2006. Since September 2011, the tent has been used as a symbol of the Occupy movement, an international protest movement which is primarily directed against economic and social inequality. Occupy protesters use tents to create camps in public places wherein they can form communities of open discussion and democratic action.