The greatest firework display of all time

6 November 2011

You might have ventured out to one of those local firework displays over the past couple of nights. The trouble is that they tend to go on a bit, especially the ones where you fork out for a ticket and they feel the need to justify the outlay with a 30-minute sensorial bombardment of whoops and bangs and aerial sparklage.

There was none of that nonsense in Oban on Friday night at their council display. Instead they just let them all off at once, resulting in the most glorious (and possibly terrifying) minute of fireworks you’ll ever see. They’re claiming a ‘technical fault’ but we reckon they’ve mastered the art of the firework display here. BOOM!

10 comments

  • The B.
    Could be worse, a couple of years ago I was dragged to a display where the control box broke and they had to set them all off manually, cue half an hour of waiting whilst they worked out what to do followed by a very, very long drawn out display, personally I'd prefer it all in one minute and then adjourn to the pub, in fact, no display, just pub.
  • drunken
    Having been to the pub may have something to do with the "technical difficulties"....
  • John
    Absolutely fantastic. Best firework display I've ever seen.
  • Holly
    Brilliant! I love the defiant one at the end that has to have the last word!
  • Noghar
    As an old fart I have to say the most disappointing firework display I ever saw was on the eve of Charles's wedding to Diana back in 1782 or whatever. Half a million people in Hyde Park watched a display that went off mostly at ground level where barely anyone could see, with several twenty minute gaps in the middle. When it ended the tube system was so overwhelmed I ended up walking home 5 miles. Later that year on 5 November I went to an anarchist fireworks display in SE London featuring 20' puppets of Thatcher and then Labour leader Foot boxing, a huge model of Parliament on top of the bonfire, which went up along with a firework display to the soundtrack of 'God Save the Queen' by the Sex Pistols played at 150 decibels or so. The anarchists sure as hell won that round.
  • Dick
    > Half a million people in Hyde Park watched a display that went off mostly at ground level where barely anyone could see, with several twenty minute gaps in the middle. Are you sure that wasn't Charles and Diana's first shag you were watching?
  • Tom
    I got bored about half way through...
  • Kev
    LMAO AT Dick
  • Richard
    YAWN... btw, is Oban anywhere near the M3?
  • Mike
    On Bastille night in Carcasonne South France the fireworks were nearly that intense FOR HALF AN HOUR!!!! I have NEVER seen any thing like it!

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