June 07, 2011
Hot on the heels of our Reenacted Court Cases for Heineken’s Champions League Sponsors Party, we were once again involved with the Champions League Final for their Pre Match Entertainment.
Exciting as the Champions League Final can be, for some it’s not exciting enough. Sure, the game itself is exciting – but what about all that time before? An expanse of empty hours lies in front of jittery fans as they wait for the culmination of a year of shouting at men in shorts.
In an attempt to fill those nervous hours, Ticket holders to this years final were invited to attend the Champions League Pre Final Party at Wembley Stadium and given the chance to take their mind off the matter in hand with some of Sternberg Clarke’s top magic and circus acts.
Firstly, nothing takes the edge off a nervous Manchester United fan like 5 brilliant magicians performing close-up magic tricks. Cards appeared in mouths, lead weights appeared as if from nowhere and the fans in attendance almost forgot what it was they came here for; “Was it not for the magic? … Where am I? Who is Messi and why am I wearing his clothes?”
Also on hand to entertain guests were our 8 Gandini Glow Jugglers performing an illuminating show that was displayed on huge screens around the venue. Guests spotted enjoying the entertainment were notable football folk such as Alan Hansen, Gianfranco Zola and Sven Goran Eriksson.The whole event had the feel of a family fun day as adults and children alike were delighted by the acts on display.
Sadly, the fans had to leave eventually and endure the spectacle of two thoroughly ordinary teams compete for some trophy or other, all the while longing to be back inside picking cards and watching hands very closely.