Skip to comments.Fireworks mistakenly set off all at once at display in Scotland
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 ...
Spent the bread on a short circus?
For some reason, this has me rolling.
The last firework is what did it for me.
With the short attention span displayed by most people these days, I don’t think it really bothered the majority of spectators.
Now, THAT is the proper way to display fireworks. That little by little stuff is not exciting or entertaining.
Cool. They got the finale at the beginning.
Scots handling explosives ping.
Talk about a finale.
I see what you mean!
Best display ever! lol
Do it again!
sounds like my love life
I would get a hoot out of that, as long as it didn’t kill me.
Do it again!
I did, and I’m still smiling, best fireworks I ever saw
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.
MUch better link you posted. Stupid Telegraph cut out the echo of the last firework and reaction.
Somewhere in the crowd there’s a couple of stoners who think they got some really good “stuff”.
Kind of like that last rhino in Jumunji. Or Romney.
That’s one way to blow your wad...
now THAT was a fireworks show. no dabbling with one or two at a time... no making me wait 30 minutes. perfect
That was smaller than the grand finale at a few of the shows I’ve been to.
Premature explotionation. Hate when that happens.
It's good stuff. Maybe too good.
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...)
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...
Bill Cabot: What’s the t-shirt say?
Depot Worker: “I am a bomb technician, if you see me running...
Depot Worker: ... try to catch up.”
Ping to #13!
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.
Well, you know those thrifty Scots...they probably had the park rented by the minute rather than the hour...
Off to the tower!!!!
I resemble that remark.
Sounds like an interesting experience you had. lol. :-)
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