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As we stood around in the mud, dark and rain, waiting for the fun to start at the Eynsham fireworks display, monkeyhands pointed out that it was a bit like being at a festival. So...

Rain and mud failed to dampen spirits tonight at Eynsham Primary School as revellers gathered to watch a dazzling lineup set the night on fire.

There had been hopes that Catherine Wheel would be playing, but if they were, they must have been on before we arrived, and to be honest I wouldn't have seen them over the heads of the surprisingly large (but good-natured) crowd. Roman Candle did a short and enjoyable set towards the start of the evening, and previous unknowns Serpent gave a couple of energetic and dynamic performances, packed with their trademark innovative sound effects. Fireworks favourites The Rockets were on excellent form, playing several exuberant sets to an excited crowd, but the real stars of the evening were headliners Explosions in the sky — for most, the point of the festival — who played for a good half-hour to applause and cries of delight from an appreciative audience.

[Thanks to Wikipedia and a fireworks glossary.]
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jiggery_pokery From: jiggery_pokery Date: November 9th, 2008 05:55 am (UTC) (Link)
Bonus points for avoiding the line "went off with a bang" - and I suspect that your bonus points will be deducted from my score for failing to avoid it...
crazyscot From: crazyscot Date: November 9th, 2008 11:02 am (UTC) (Link)
Eynsham! No wai! *has been in Eynsham all weekend*

Having spent most of yesterday working outdoors (helping with rustica's porch rebuild) I was too cold to do anything other than sit in the warm last night, eat takeaway and listen to the artillery barrages :-/
addedentry From: addedentry Date: November 9th, 2008 01:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Such a shame we didn't see Sparks!
brrm From: brrm Date: November 9th, 2008 02:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
What you need to do is get overcharged.
That's when you see sparks.
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