Nrthwnd wrote:Vancouver used to have an amazing amount of 'moving signs' in neon, all over the downtown area, before either they broke down (and restoring was mucho $$$) and/or the business went out of business.
Neon is ridiculously expensive. Thankfully the faux-neon flexible tubing that's been coming out recently looks better with every upgrade. They've been implementing it here and there around Vegas and you can only tell the difference if they're side-by-side. On its own you'd have no idea.
Reminds me of an accident that happened while I was on Carnival. We had a "Neon Drop" for the show Nightclub Express (used to be on 4 or 5 ships) that was a huge, solid theatre drop (backdrop that flies in and out) that was about 50' wide by 25' tall covered in various neon signs of famous nightclubs (Cotton Club, Rainbow Room, etc). During a refurb in dry dock they were replacing one of the fly cables and lost control of it. The loose cable fell from the winch height to the stage floor (about 60 feet) and sheared half of the neon off the face of the drop. $80,000 in damages. They replaced it with LED tubes you'd see in a dorm room.