Colourflek were firing second and had a very hard act to
follow. So what better way to start than with the loudest
bang of the night from a single maroon rocket! After waking
everyone within twenty miles, their main display started
with small crackling fountains. These exploded into life
to start a sequence of various mine effects with colours
and sounds (shown in the picture above). A spread of crackling
comets followed and this lead into a barrage of gold glitter
fired from three points across their display area. A salvo
of coloured rocket effects then added height and colour
to this. A long pause of over ten seconds broke the building
momentum before bursts of bright red stars got things going
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At ground level Colourflek now used some very pretty effects
of various colours and spinning silver tops. These show
up on the photograph below as a strange looking furry column.
With the display back in full swing, an excellent fan sequence
followed, bright comets to start followed by green stars,
then crackling, more colours and salutes. This lead into
a very quick barrage of noise accompanied by green and red
effects then beautiful breaks of gold comets.
Tearing up suddenly through all this was what I rate as
the best noise effect of the night. Banks of screeching
serpents took off, and went up... and up... and up, wave
after wave and higher than any other effect. While these
were echoing off the distant hall, three columns of effects
lower down combined red, silver and blue into a fanned tricolour.
Gearing up for the finale now followed with a determined
attack of big bangs topped with a huge rocket break of gold
willow and fish.
After some more noise, the best rocket salvo of all the
teams with a massive sky filling display of green and red
comets, criss crossing the sky, timed to perfection to the
end of the noise below.
The crowd applauded - then came the real finale,
another barrage of various rocket effects.
This was another brilliant demonstration of just how much
you can pack into £500 with Colourflek showing in
particular how to pick good rocket effects to please the
crowd, good sound effects and a nice mix of colour.