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Fireworks

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Keith Oates, 18 Apr 2008.

  1. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    It's some special celebration day for the town I'm currently living in (Yangzhou) and we've just has a real good firework display which I enjoyed so much. Are there any others on here that like fireworks or do you find them boring!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  2. abchandler

    abchandler Senior Member

    Location:
    Worcs, UK
    Ooooooooh! Aaaaaaaaaaah!
     
  3. I love fireworks. They always take me back to childhood bonfire nights. Every year, my granddad would buy the biggest, most expensive box of Standard fireworks money could buy and us and all the neighbours would stand around a huge bonfire eating toffee and watching them go off. Great stuff.;)
     
  4. topcat1

    topcat1 vintage Mercian 2012

    Location:
    here
    I always go along the Thames at new years eve for the fireworks and also Battersea park for bonfire night.
     
  5. Yes I love 'em. The best ever was Canada day in Ottawa a few years back - lasted ages! - and then last new year's eve in Berlin.
     
  6. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    Love them. Terrify the life out of me to actually handle them, but love to watch them...
     
  7. dan_bo

    dan_bo How much does it cost to Oldham?

    Location:
    Failsworth
    chuffing hate them- and so does the dog.
     
  8. Landslide

    Landslide Rare Migrant

    Location:
    Called to the bar
    Love 'em! Often wonder about pursuing a career as a pyrotechnician. Anyone know what the pay's like?
     
  9. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Miserable git!



    If you get to see one of the expensive, modern, choreographed, computer controlled displays, set to good music that has been done really, really well then it is a truly magical experience.
     
  10. Landslide

    Landslide Rare Migrant

    Location:
    Called to the bar
    Preferably the 1812 overture. ;)
     
  11. Blue

    Blue Legendary Member

    Location:
    Cyprus
    I love big fireworks displays and the one night a year when everyone has a go.

    I hate the arsew;pes who set off one or two fireworks every night from early September and don't stop until about December.
     
  12. I watched an amazing display launched from a floating platform in a Swiss lake twenty odd years ago, the lake was completely still so the whole affair was mirrored off the water. Stunning.

    Not so stunning is the muppet who lets off 100+ firecrackers at around three am in a local back garden several times over the firework season.
     
  13. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Love 'em - just have to make sure the cats are in - have about 6 weeks of ensuring the cats are in early in Autumn - they all huddle under the dining table !
     
  14. beanzontoast

    beanzontoast Veteran

    Location:
    South of The Peaks
    Totally agree - if they get the timing right, it's terrific to watch. Big displays are the future - I can do without the local backyard variety, let alone the twits who chuck 'em about in the streets.
     
  15. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    one of the best ones i've seen is the display that traditionally ends the edinburgh festival. always set to music (a live orchestra), you can pay a lot for a ticket for princes street gardens, or do as the locals do and go watch it in inverleith park for nowt (but take a dram or two, it gets chilly).