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What started as backyard fireworks magic for Scott has evolved into an abracadabra sensation that would astonish even Harry Potter.
During his teen years and early 20s, Scott was known to create a spectacular backyard fireworks show or two. That’s when he discovered e-firing, or electric firing—an advanced system for amateur shooters that synchronizes fireworks and music—and it was love at first light.
A truck driver for the past 20 years, Scott upped his ante after seeing his first true pyromusical at the Pyrotechnics Guild International (PGI) “Catch a Falling Star” 2010 convention. According to Scott, this public display “created the seed for what I do now.” Scott likes technology (it enables him to design amazing shows), single shots, and slices, which produce elaborate sweeping patterns. He dislikes crackle (“it’s annoying and masks the music”) even though he admits it’s popular with fireworks fans. That means Sky Wars fans will just have to settle for some snap and pop at Scott’s show.
Scott’s Favorite Fireworks Childhood Memory
As a young 5ish-year-old boy, Scott went with his entire family to a public city display. He saw the large shells which he said, “seemed a lot larger than they are now.” Back then his parents allowed him to only use sparklers and other “safe and sane fireworks” which were the only available fireworks in Wisconsin at that time. Now he doesn’t need anyone’s permission—even his wife/pyro teammate Sheri—to do what he does…and thank goodness for that because boy oh boy does he do fireworks right!
Scott’s Pyromusical Music Selection
He calls his music of choice “Trance and Electronic Dance Music”—meaning it will be a mix of slow and fast paced type music with an electronic feel. Scott said his shows are split up into a few songs with each tune expressing a distinct feeling and telling a different story. Regarding color: Scott likes all the colors in the rainbow, but sometimes he focuses on just one or two colors during a portion of his pyromusical.
Scott’s Best Sky Wars Memory
While he couldn’t pinpoint a specific Sky Wars memory, Scott loves the “camaraderie and being with like-minded people.”
Scott’s Three Words That Describe His 2021 Show
Fury, dystopia, and elegance.
The Emotion Scott Wants His Sky Wars Fans To Feel After Watching His Show
“I want them to be on the edge of their seats, fully immersed…and wanting more!”
Watch Scott’s beautiful tribute—a real Circle of Life celebration—to his Dad: