Towards 2000 Inc - Rental Guide
Disco Balls, Mirror Balls For Rent Los Angeles Home  Contact Rentals@T2K.Com mark@t2k.com (818) 557 0903 MAP
215 W Palm Ave #101, Burbank, Ca 91502

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Disco Balls - in silver and NOW gold also + RED!
We have the largest selection of mirror balls in Los Angeles. We have multiple pieces of most of the sizes. A great effect is creating a constellation of different sized balls. For the really unique effect add our one of a kind Disco Cowboy Boot or some mirrored cylinders!
Mirror ball, glitter ball, disco ball, crystal ball - whatever you like to call them! We have them.

      
LED Video Walls - LED Floor Panels - Mirror Balls - Lasers
Mirror Balls for Rental and sale!
FOG MACHINES Too!!
We have multiple quantities of all sizes for rent - over 100 balls in stock!

Weight
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8
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4" Mirror Ball
8" Mirror Ball
12" Mirror Ball
12" Gold Mirror Ball
16" Mirror Ball
16" Gold Mirror Ball
20" Mirror Ball
24" Mirror Ball
24" Mirror Ball - RED
24" Gold Mirror Ball
36" Mirror Ball
36" Gold Mirror Ball
48" Mirror Ball

40" Mirror Ball




Disco Boot!
Standard Rotator
Heavy Duty Ball Rotator
Pinspot
LED Leko - Spot Light fixture
Mirror Ball Stand
Battery rotator for 12" ball only


85.00

150.00

165.00
295.00

1795.00


2695.00

1495.00




Priceless
65.00
245.00
59.00

10.00
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45.00
55.00
65.00
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85.00
95.00
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350.00
395.00
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495.00
395.00
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250.00
25.00
40.00
10.00
50.00
30.00
10.00
We have multiple pieces of all sizes.

Prices are per day - 3 day x 1.5
Package prices availalable for multiple pieces - ask.
Pick up from Burbank Ca 91502 - or shipping available






GOLD Mirror Balls!!
Much requested but never before available - we now have GOLD mirror balls in  12", 20", 36"  



Mirror Ball Cluster
We have 48", 40", 36", 24", 20", 16", 12" and 8" Mirrored Balls!
This event used 1 x 40", 4 x 24" and 4 x 20" with 1 x rotator

We have 20 pcs of the 40" mirror ball as used on the finale of DWTS 2020!


Dancing With the Stars Finale 2021




History of the DISCO Ball



Try our lighted LED Disco Dancefloor
Roadcased and shippable anywhere.
Perfect for movie sets, TV shows etc
Use horizontal or vertical

Packed 6 pcs to a road case - can be rented from our location - easy to install on a flat surface - each panel only 600 cm x 600cm
Available for long lease for studio set rental or by the day/week/month.
Tempered glass surface, non slip, easy to clean. DMX controllable or sound active and auto modes.

Available in Los Angeles and Burbank - can ship cases anywhere.



Mirror Balls Weights
Part # Description Net Weight/ Unit
MG-6 6" Disco Ball 1 lb.
MG-8 8" Disco Ball 3 lbs.
MG-10 10" Disco Ball 5 lbs.
MG-12 12" Disco Ball 6 lbs.
MG-16 16" Disco Ball 10 lbs.
MG-20 20" Disco Ball 18 lbs.
MG-22 22" Disco Ball 20 lbs.
MG-28 28" Disco Ball 31 lbs.
MG-36 36" Disco Ball 95 lbs.
MG-48 48" Disco Ball 134 lbs.
DASBOOT 27" Tall Cowboy Boot 10 lbs





   
Gold Mirror Balls and Red Mirror Ball 24" Now Available

  
16" Mirror ball stand with white fabric dress $100 . Add battery operated color change fixture below ($25.00) and 2 battery operated pin spots .....$10 each

  HISTORY OF THE DISCO BALL

The world nearly lost Boy George to a disco ball.

In 1998, the pop singer was rehearsing for a performance in Dorset, England, when a massive mirrored ball weighing 62 pounds suddenly fell from the ceiling, with Boy George standing directly underneath it. The ball raked the side of his face and knocked him to the floor. A wire had snapped. According to observers, it came just 2 inches from landing directly on his head.

The near-death experience was the latest in a series of indignities—not for the “Karma Chameleon” singer but for the ball, which defined the 1970s nightclub scene in much the same way as bell-bottomed suits and cocaine. Reflecting light and hanging like a trophy over revelers, the ball would spin late into the night. It was stylish yet simplistic, a siren call for people who wanted to move underneath it and forget their troubles.

But the ball didn’t originate with disco. To understand its history, you have to go much further back and dig into the object’s true party-animal.




According to Vice, the first published mention of a novelty mirrored ball came in an 1897 issue of The Electrical Worker, a trade publication for union workers in Charlestown, Massachusetts. Inside the magazine was a description of the organization’s annual get-together and its various decorations. A carbon arc lamp was said to have been positioned to reflect off of a “mirrored ball.”

It was likely a one-off creation that was custom-made for the gathering: The mirrored ball as a business enterprise didn’t manifest itself until a man named Louis Bernard Woeste applied for a patent for a “myriad reflector” in 1917. The sphere was offered for sale by his Cincinnati-based company, Stephens and Woeste, beginning in the 1920s and promised to fill dance halls with “dancing fireflies of a thousand hues.”

The early globes were 27 inches in diameter and covered in over 1200 tiny mirrors, adding a glittering sheen of color to entertainment venues. The dance halls of the era had no strobe lights, fog machines, or glow sticks; the atmosphere was more conservative. The myriad reflector suited the spaces perfectly, and a number of them popped up at dances as well as jazz clubs and skating rinks—and even circuses, where animals might balance themselves on reinforced reflectors. (The name itself was another issue: People took to calling it a mirror ball or glitter ball rather than Woeste’s slightly stuffy description.)

The globes were modestly successful but never a runaway hit, and Stephens and Woeste eventually distanced itself from their production. The baton (or ball) was picked up in the 1940s and 1950s by the Omega National Products company of Louisville, Kentucky, which had experience making flexible mirrored sheets for Art Deco furniture of the era. Some people wanted their Kleenex boxes to sparkle; others, like Liberace, wanted an entire piano covered in the reflective material.

Mirrored balls were a natural progression, and Omega made them to order for dance halls. But their status as a piece of pop culture iconography didn’t come until the 1970s.

The arrival of disco in the 1970s ushered in a new wave of nightlife. All over the country, young adults were growing enamored with the sound, which was easy to dance to and carried with it a kind of sensorial overload. Clubs used lights to create atmosphere, like patrons were inside a pinball machine. It was the new escapism: Hoisted high over crowds, the ball was the perfect accessory.

Omega was positioned to dominate the market, and they did. During disco’s heyday in the mid-1970s, 90 percent of America's supply of disco balls was sourced from Omega. Twenty-five plant workers would make 25 balls each per day by hand, carefully affixing the reflective sheets to metal globes. A 48-inch model might sell for $4000, or roughly $20,000 today. But clubs happily paid, knowing the “disco ball” was the perfect complement to their décor.




The ball practically got a co-starring credit in Saturday Night Fever, the 1977 smash hit movie starring John Travolta as Tony Manero, an ennui-ridden New Yorker who finds escape in the city’s disco scene.

The movie made disco bigger than ever, with an estimated 20,000 disco clubs popping up around the country. A couple in Bloomington, Indiana, even exchanged wedding vows underneath one, while the Bee Gees’s “How Deep Is Your Love?” pulsed through the speakers. In Fort Worth, Texas, a company named Disco Delite offered mobile disco services, with a ball and sound equipment available to turn any boring area into a swinging affair. But the love affair with the disco iconography wasn't built to last.



Disco’s demise was due in part to a trend that had expired but was hastened in some part by a backlash. In 1979, a promotional stunt at Chicago’s Comiskey Park during a baseball game went awry after invitees were told to bring disco records to destroy. Disco Demolition Night turned into a catastrophe, with the Chicago White Sox forced to forfeit after the crowd—and the bonfires—grew out of control. (The night had as much to do with racism as it did anti-disco sentiment, with attendees also burning R&B records in vast quantities.)

Whether it was hastened by such pushback or not, disco’s time in the spotlight was more or less at an end; fewer people were dazzled by the ceiling-hung ball, a symbol of an outdated fad. By the time Travolta made a sequel to Saturday Night Fever, 1983’s Staying Alive, there was nary a disco ball in sight.

The ball hasn’t been completely relegated to history. In 2016, in tribute to Omega, the city of Louisville—the unofficial disco ball capital of the world—built an 11-foot, 2300-pound ball at a cost of $50,000. Omega still makes the balls, though they need just one worker, not 25, to fill orders.

Depending on where you are, you might stumble across one at a concert for its kitsch value, or even at renovated buildings. For years, a Rite Aid in Manhattan puzzled patrons with its disco ball mounted on the ceiling. The building was once a roller rink.

As for Boy George: After being seen for a bruised ear back in 1999, he returned to the stage later that evening for his performance. “I have survived and I’m still here,” he said, a sentiment that could also be shared by the ball.




H20 Water / Fire Effect Projector
These wide angle projectors can cover a whole ceiling of an event space - $75 each rental
60's Oil Wheel Projector - projects moving images of colored oil.


  Laser Shows

 
Pangolin 10W full color laser system. Quick set up. Custom logos, Beam and plane effects. Powerful enough for large indoor venues and outdoor shows.
From $1500.00

NEW - VIDEO DJ SCREEN - Also LED Video Walls

Towards 2000 Inc (818) 557 0903 - Burbank, CA. USA. Email Rentals@T2K.Com or tow2000@gmail.com
Map - 215 W Palm Ave #101 Burbank Ca 91502