Diesel party fuels fears in flight path

PUBLISHED : Monday, 29 November, 2004, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 29 November, 2004, 12:00am

Diesel has become the first fashion house to throw a party at the West Kowloon Helipad, and considering the huge turnout for its crazy event, the venue will likely appear on many invitation cards in the future.

The seafront location looks on to a gorgeous view of the horizon across the harbour, with more than enough space for designers' imaginations to run wild. The fact that it's a helipad is bound to inspire all sorts of gimmicks.

Most likely with the onset of Christmas in mind, Diesel handed out balloons with 'wish cards' and 'dream cards' attached. Guests were asked to write down their personal wishes and dreams, and upon a given signal, simultaneously release their balloons into the skies.

Unfortunately, herein lies one of the main disadvantages of holding such an event in the middle of a helicopter flight path.

After a couple of balloons prematurely soared into the heavens, party organisers told their guests to keep a tight grip until the appointed time.

'It is, uh, quite dangerous actually,' the announcer cautioned.

But of course, with the crowd mostly comprising young revellers drinking alcohol, CitySeen counted at least a further 20 early fliers before the show got under way.

Thankfully, no helicopters were brought down, and the show went off without a hitch.

CitySeen's wish card? 'Don't Let The Bird Fall Down On Me'.