REPORT FOUR: SKYBLAZERS SUMMER WEDDING BASH
Hot on the heels of the parish display came a
small show for a wedding during the summer months. As before I
got the call to say we were off and got picked up by Gren, who
told me about the job at hand, a small display with a couple of
new cat 4 cakes, blockbusters and around 40 shells.
We arrived at the venue to what can only be described
as an obscenely large garden just ripe for some pyro. It only
took about half an hour to get set up for this one and then everybody
left me to babysit the gear, time to get the note book out and
There were a few cat 3 barrages by Kimbolton and
three cat 4 cakes, colour whirlwind, silver fish fan cake,and
HAPPY STARS (every display should have 1 or 2 or 3 or 4
get the picture).
Firing time came and unlike the last display
I was slightly further away so I was able to take in the full
effect of everything. The show was started with a 3" salute
and the small barrages whilst the first blockbuster rack sounded
in to life, next came the colour whirlwind, which launched massive
spinners that broke to multi colour and finished with a volley
of titanium reports, whilst this was underway the first of the
peanut shell racks were fired all double break brocades with coconut
pistils very nice and well liked by the audience. Next I got to
see the full effect of the golden rain blockbuster for the first
time very good indeed but not a patch on the silver fish fan cake.
8 banks of 10 shots on comet tails broke to silverfish with very
vivid blue torbillions this was excellent and was quickly followed
by the happy stars.
However this time to intensify the effect both
the main and secondary fuses were lit firing the firework from
both ends at once, one word AWESOME.
But alas it was finale time already up went the
last volleys of cylindrical shells and a 6" crackling willow
and that was that we got a massive cheer from a very satisfied
audience and it was clear up time, again this didn't take very
long being such a small show but it was still a great night. Roll
on the next one!
Dave with the finale rack behind him and the 6"
The happy stars cake with mallet for scale
Me with the main rack
And the cat3 stuff
No the racks aren't loaded yet that's me and Dave
by the way
A nice shot of some of the breaks
An excellent shot of one of the fx shell breaks
Another excellent shell break with colour whirlwind
These were the last 2 shell breaks