Saturday, July 4, 2009

Boom go the fireworks (tonight at 9)!

Posted By on Sat, Jul 4, 2009 at 11:48 AM

click to enlarge Kablam-O!

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Photograph by Jonathan Bachman

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What we have here is one big sack of explosives. In the business, the like to call it an "8" Double Palmtree with Rising Tail" (or so sayeth the label). And that's just one of hundreds of similar explosives that will light up the sky tonight to celebrate Independence Day (much better than even the most rousing speech).

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The good folks with Pyrotecnico let us shoot some video and take some pictures for a little bit while they were setting up their rigs on the barges. A full report will come early next week (it should be explosive to say the least). Of course, if you want to get a taste for what it's actually like to blow up shells not unlike the one pictured above for a living, check out our feature on the boys of Pyrotecnico and if you're in town, you should definitely "Go 4th on the River" and see the show.

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Whatever your plans, though, may they be fun and safe. Happy Fourth, everyone.

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