Fireworks Dispays

Fireworks Dispays

PostBy: jeromemsn On: Sat Jul 04, 2009 11:39 pm

Did everyone enjoy the fireworks displays? Hope so we are surely going to pay for them with our tax dollars. I like fireworks, just not when the economy is in a downward spiral as it is, taxes are going up incomes are going down. Guess it was a good time to blow something up. Maybe they figure if they keep us feeling good they can get more money out of us. It's just I'm a bit tapped out right now. I didn't buy one sparkler or snake to shoot off.
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Re: Fireworks Dispays

PostBy: Freddy On: Sun Jul 05, 2009 4:50 am

For the first time in years we didn't go see the fireworks. It was raining & they refused to postpone them. We were hoping to somehow crane Mother in law into the car so she could see them. Ohhh, well.
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Re: Fireworks Dispays

PostBy: gaw On: Sun Jul 05, 2009 7:00 am

I like fireworks but not enough to drive to see them so all I did was hear neighbors setting off their own fireworks.

What about this display? You had to get there early if you wanted to see it.
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Re: Fireworks Dispays

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sun Jul 05, 2009 8:45 am

We didn't drive anywhere, either. Just threw some ribs on the grill and my brother and I pulled the engine on my wife's subaru (Head gaskets), then watched a little nascar.
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Re: Fireworks Dispays

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Sun Jul 05, 2009 10:42 am

We get a nice Fourth of July display where I am.
This time the weather was great!
Just enough wind to blow the smoke away from the display and no fog.
Traffic is not an issue as we can walk to the beach and have a unobstructed view.
The cool thing is you get a warmup act with all the private displays going off before and after the main show.
The weather was clear and you could see the other major displays going off down the coast.
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Re: Fireworks Dispays

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sun Jul 05, 2009 11:10 am

Actually put on a few pretty large displays myself. :) $1000 goes a long way if buy them at the right place, 15 minutes easily of some really good class C. Consumer fireworks are actually more than you need and I'm not referring to those stands on the side of the road. For example those stands on the side of the road would be selling those flare type sparklers for like 3 bucks for package of six, anybody buy any this year? Anyhow we'd get like a 100 packs for $10, bottle rockets were like $8 a gross. I even have account we were shooting so many of them at one point in time. :lol: We had so many bottle rockets and firecrackers the one year the kids got bored with them. :lol:

For my grand finale we'd get a "One big Mutha" (or soemthing like that), 2 merlin magics, and about 6 300 round saturn missiles. Fun, fun, fun... nothing like watching a few hundreds go up in smoke. :P
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Re: Fireworks Dispays

PostBy: jpete On: Sun Jul 05, 2009 11:30 am

Lots of cities canceled their displays due to the budget. I saw a small one here. Just enough for the kids "Oooo" and "Ahhh" over and be satisfied.
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Re: Fireworks Dispays

PostBy: ceccil On: Sun Jul 05, 2009 11:56 am

There is a town a bit south of here called Galeton Pa. They have an excellent display every year. It's a very small town situated in a very narrow valley with a lake right in the center of town. It's my understanding that their display is made up entirely from donations. They have a festival of some sort going on the weekend of the fourth and they have volunteers that do nothing but walk around with cans all day to collect the donations. Being the town sits in a narrow valley, it greatly enhances the display. To late now, but if anyone gets the chance, and are close enough, it's well worth the drive.

Jeff
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Re: Fireworks Dispays

PostBy: kozel On: Sun Jul 05, 2009 2:12 pm

Living on Long Island, we have a few options including Jones Beach and a trek into 'The City'. For the past several years I've enjoyed watching the 'Pops Goes the Fourth' from Boston on TV. When A&E broadcasted the event, they did a great job. It's been in CBS's hands for the past 5 years and they do a horrible job. To me the best part is the Boston Pops rendition of the 1812 Overture where they incorporate the use of 105mm howitzers. Last night was the first time in the 5 years that CBS showed any part of that and it was only about 15 seconds worth; A&E used to show the whole thing. Last night they had Neil Diamond and I thought he did a great job. Kudos to Boston for putting on a first class event. Hopefully CBS had a 5 year contract and this is the end of it and it goes back to A&E.
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