St Kevin’s College pupil Isaac Steel (15) has worked a weekend job different from what most his age have experienced.
He was given the opportunity of a lifetime when he was offered the chance to work as a pyrotechnician at the Pink concert at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin recently.
While at the concert, Isaac was responsible for setting up pyrotechnic units around the stage at the stadium.
After the show finished, he also helped dismantle the set.
While the job may have been long, it was totally worth it, he said.
“It was amazing – it was long hours, but it was amazing.”
In the past, he has worked as a technician for productions at the Oamaru Opera House and the North Otago Music Festival, as well as events at St Kevin’s.
“I’ve done smaller things, but nothing on this scale.”
He was given the opportunity to work at the gig after being approached by a Southern Lights technician at the Oamaru Fire and Steam event earlier this year.
It was an exciting wait in the months leading up to the concert, he said.
“It was cool to think that you’re going to be working with an international artist.”
Isaac could not verify the claim but he believed he was the youngest person to have worked at the event.
He wanted to thank Southern Lights for giving him the opportunity to work at the gig.
It was possible he would get the chance to work behind the scenes at a Shania Twain concert, when the artist toured the country in December, he said.