Tinderbox Fantasia fired third, starting with a salvo of
rocket effects then settling to a sequence of crackling.
This stalled slightly before some huge crackling comets
kicked in, then a really nice rocket salvo that was a lot
more coordinated than many of the other teams, with silver
strobes ending with a willow. Now an all silver theme with
bright magnesium comets before these were joined with the
first bangs of the display from breaks of bright silver
glitter angled to create nice coverage (pictured above).
As this sequence subsided, bright silver comets continued
while two big rockets were fired, one of these depositing
a wonderful cloud of twinkling silver stars in the sky.
Time for some funny noises now, with a firework producing
spinning tops that whistled and zipped away, these always
make you smile and the sound effects had greater impact,
echoing off the hall. More rockets now to add some height,
one of them erupting in a gorgeous plume of purple with
silver spinners ending with bangs. Moving on to red effects
next, and the pace quickening to a level that would be sustained
throughout the rest of the display. Silver tailed shells
broke to lovely twinkling red glitter, then followed whistles
to add to the increasing noise level. Green the made an
appearance, and this section produced a sustained attack,
often with up to half a dozen items in the air at once.
Slicing through all this were more rockets, and one of these
exploding into many whistling serpents, that was very nicely
done to compliment the screeching from the ground based
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Some heavy duty bangs now, with bright silver comets ending
with salutes. These are shown in the picture below as the
bigger trails. The corkscrew patterns are made by the screeches
and whistles and the continuing colour is shown on the middle-left.
Crackles made an appearance now, as did a few colours,
the pace picking up even more, and then surprisingly with
seemingly no way you would expect that more effects could
be in the air at the same time, from display fireworks and
just two firers, they were, with a beautiful display of
colours, effects and noise from the ground level upwards.
Not only was this very concentrated and very colourful,
but various bore effects were used, with bigger items adding
height to this column of fire.
This essentially became a finale spanning over a minute,
rockets adding to the mayhem, before silence and the show
was over. The crowd loved this one, and if you look at the
video clips at the finale section in particular, it really
does show what display fireworks can do when fired together.
Well done Dieter and Chris for a concentrated and colourful