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Fireworks mistakenly set off all at once at display in Scotland
Telegraph ^ | Nov. 6, 2011

Posted on 11/06/2011 8:52:26 AM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

The Oban community fireworks display in Western Scotland lasted one minute instead of 30 minutes.

The audience who came to see the Oban Community Fireworks Display got a surprise this year.

A technical hitch saw all of the fireworks released simultaneously, unleashing a cacophony of noise.

Footage of the display shows a deafening, wild and uncoordinated display that lasts for just over a minute.

After the extremely short display, Councillor Roddie McCuish, one of the organisers of the event, apologised to the crowd of hundreds...

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: fireworks; scotland
Video at link
1 posted on 11/06/2011 8:52:28 AM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Spent the bread on a short circus?


2 posted on 11/06/2011 8:55:09 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

For some reason, this has me rolling.

The last firework is what did it for me.


3 posted on 11/06/2011 8:55:34 AM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
Actually not bad, if short. I pictured something a lot more explosive and dangerous.
4 posted on 11/06/2011 8:56:26 AM PST by Truth29
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

With the short attention span displayed by most people these days, I don’t think it really bothered the majority of spectators.


5 posted on 11/06/2011 8:56:28 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Stop Government Greed Now!!!!)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Now, THAT is the proper way to display fireworks. That little by little stuff is not exciting or entertaining.


6 posted on 11/06/2011 8:57:58 AM PST by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

WHAT HAPPEN?


7 posted on 11/06/2011 8:58:04 AM PST by RichInOC (Sarah Palin is at war with the left. Most Freepers are just playing the video game.)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Cool. They got the finale at the beginning.


8 posted on 11/06/2011 8:59:03 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Eaker

Scots handling explosives ping.


9 posted on 11/06/2011 8:59:37 AM PST by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Talk about a finale.


10 posted on 11/06/2011 9:00:29 AM PST by Lazamataz (I guess some Occupiers are more 99% than other Occupiers.)
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To: Cowgirl of Justice
The last firework is what did it for me.

I see what you mean!

Still laughing...

11 posted on 11/06/2011 9:00:35 AM PST by digger48
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Best display ever! lol


12 posted on 11/06/2011 9:00:46 AM PST by kanawa
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=L6QtigLJD_4


13 posted on 11/06/2011 9:01:26 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Cool!

Do it again!


14 posted on 11/06/2011 9:01:30 AM PST by Overtaxed
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

sounds like my love life


15 posted on 11/06/2011 9:12:32 AM PST by al baby (Is that old windbag still on the air ?)
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To: al baby

lol


16 posted on 11/06/2011 9:14:20 AM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Pimp your blog for hits on Free Republic!)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

I would get a hoot out of that, as long as it didn’t kill me.


17 posted on 11/06/2011 9:15:48 AM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: Overtaxed

Cool!

Do it again!

I did, and I’m still smiling, best fireworks I ever saw


18 posted on 11/06/2011 9:16:37 AM PST by munin (Live free or die)
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To: RichInOC

I actually looks like somebody accidentally timed everything in seconds instead of minutes. They actually aren’t going off all at once. It looks like they got a 30-45 minute display in 30-45 seconds.


19 posted on 11/06/2011 9:18:25 AM PST by minime2
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To: dirtboy

MUch better link you posted. Stupid Telegraph cut out the echo of the last firework and reaction.


20 posted on 11/06/2011 9:20:54 AM PST by wolficatZ (Somebody once wrote "Revenge is a dish that has to be eaten cold".)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Somewhere in the crowd there’s a couple of stoners who think they got some really good “stuff”.

Whoa... dude!


21 posted on 11/06/2011 9:42:36 AM PST by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

Kind of like that last rhino in Jumunji. Or Romney.


22 posted on 11/06/2011 9:43:39 AM PST by magslinger (To properly protect your family you need a Bible, a twelve gauge and a pig.)
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To: al baby

That’s one way to blow your wad...


23 posted on 11/06/2011 10:04:26 AM PST by goseminoles
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

now THAT was a fireworks show. no dabbling with one or two at a time... no making me wait 30 minutes. perfect

:)


24 posted on 11/06/2011 10:06:16 AM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: magslinger

ROFL!


25 posted on 11/06/2011 10:09:20 AM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Pimp your blog for hits on Free Republic!)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

That was smaller than the grand finale at a few of the shows I’ve been to.


26 posted on 11/06/2011 10:16:15 AM PST by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Premature explotionation. Hate when that happens.


27 posted on 11/06/2011 10:26:38 AM PST by catfish1957 (A politican with a heart usually means they have one hand in our pocketbooks!!!)
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To: RichInOC
WHAT HAPPEN?

It's good stuff. Maybe too good.

28 posted on 11/06/2011 10:42:16 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (I won't vote for Romney. I won't vote for Perry.)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Shock and Awe, baby, Shock and Awe.

(Actually, that was an entirely unimpressive display of fireworks. If they’d strung it out for 20 mins, people would’ve probably fallen asleep or just left...)


29 posted on 11/06/2011 11:45:08 AM PST by Moltke (Always retaliate first.)
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To: RichInOC
WHAT HAPPEN?

It looks like the operators of the display had everything preloaded into mortar tubes and pre-wired to a computer controlled junction box (replacing the old fashioned "nail board"). Someone entered the wrong timing interval between shots (like 0.1 second rather then 10 seconds) into the computer. You will notice that the individual fireworks did not all go off at once, the show played out at an accelerated pace but was still individual shots.

Back when their were people running from tube to tube, lighting fuses with a railroad flare, I recall a shot were someone dropped a flare into the powder magazine. There was an enormous fireball silhouetting a running figure beating cheeks like the devil was right behind him. No one was injured but they all needed fresh laundry...

Regards,
GtG

30 posted on 11/06/2011 11:53:53 AM PST by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: Gandalf_The_Gray

Bill Cabot: What’s the t-shirt say?
Depot Worker: “I am a bomb technician, if you see me running...
[laughs]
Depot Worker: ... try to catch up.”


31 posted on 11/06/2011 12:17:52 PM PST by NonValueAdded (At 4 AM, it is a test; at 2 PM, it is a demonstration)
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To: dirtboy

WAY cool!!


32 posted on 11/06/2011 2:20:49 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (tagline goes here)
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To: glock rocks; Pete-R-Bilt; tubebender

Ping to #13!


33 posted on 11/06/2011 2:22:30 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (tagline goes here)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

ROTFLOL. I’m dying here because this very thing happened to our 4th of July fireworks one year. Hubby and I went out on the fireworks riverboat cruise to have dinner and fireworks to follow. In the meantime the fireworks crew got lost and went to the wrong town. That meant a huge delay in getting the fireworks to our town and set up. The mayor was having catniption fits and the fireworks crew got more and more flustered. Meanwhile on the river our paddlewheeler was going round and round in circles. Finally after going back and forth for an hour and a half, we got word that the fireworks were ready. Worth the wait of course to see them from the river. Not. The whole thing started going off and everybody cheered. They kept going off. It was exactly like that video. I almost fell in the river laughing. We never knew whether it was an accident or the crew did it on purpose. I have my suspicions. Thanks for the video and the laugh.


34 posted on 11/06/2011 2:48:47 PM PST by WVNan (!)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Well, you know those thrifty Scots...they probably had the park rented by the minute rather than the hour...


35 posted on 11/06/2011 3:42:52 PM PST by mrs. a (It's a short life but a merry one...)
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Off to the tower!!!!


36 posted on 11/06/2011 4:09:39 PM PST by Kolath
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To: mrs. a

I resemble that remark.


37 posted on 11/06/2011 4:16:29 PM PST by Wallop the Cat
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To: WVNan

Sounds like an interesting experience you had. lol. :-)


38 posted on 11/06/2011 4:25:43 PM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Pimp your blog for hits on Free Republic!)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis; Slings and Arrows; JoeProBono; Revolting cat!

premature finish


39 posted on 11/06/2011 5:29:28 PM PST by a fool in paradise ('Are now or have you ever been a member of the tea party?' is NOT a legitimate debate question.)
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To: Brad's Gramma

BTT


40 posted on 11/07/2011 5:27:18 AM PST by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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