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Skyfire 20

By Cameron 17 March 2008 33

Well the 20th Skyfire has come and gone. This was the first one I’d been to in a long time – fireworks tend not to excite me very much.

In any event, the whether was fantastic and generally people seemed to be well behaved (and there certainly were a lot of people).

Other than having to stand in huge lines for shoddy portaloos (and having to listen to the idiot DJ’s on 104), I enjoyed the day. As for the fireworks… well, they were bright, they were loud, and there were lots of them.

ABC News has this story on a whole bunch of under-aged drinkers getting busted at the event, as well as this story reporting on Simon Corbell’s take on that and other stats from the event.

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mark_ftr 5:46 pm 18 Jun 08

Hopefully next years fireworks will be a lot better than Skyfire this year.
They were bit of an embarrassment considering they were in the nations capital, they were ok, but could have been a LOT better.

Mark
Sunset Fireworks

AngryHenry 3:41 pm 26 Mar 08

All I’m saying is it’s not as easy a job as you think. The promotions have bugger all to do with them and are usually organised to sweeten the deal for advertisers to create repeat business for the station. The pay is substantially crap. The hours are crap. And the music is definately, in my opinion, crap!

However I think it’s good to have a local station with local talent who know the area. Some more balanced opinions would be good from them at times and a bit of research wouldn’t go astray but, i think the syndicated stuff they get on 104 is a thousand times crappier with stupid gimmicks and more expensive stunts to make you beleive that the hosts are “cool”.

We’re all great at writing letters and expressing ourselves on forums but I reckon putting a microphone in front of half of you people and making you string a sentence together would see you shit in your pants.

Absent Diane 1:46 pm 18 Mar 08

i know plenty of bogan tradie’s in utes that don’t even find that shit funny.

Doctor Evil 1:43 pm 18 Mar 08

If you were a bogan tradie with a ute and three teeth (think Catweasel in a flouro shirt), you would probably find the boys on 104 funny.

I think even the station recognises the limitations of their local talent, hence the “imported” content later in the day.

Mr Evil 12:57 pm 18 Mar 08

Excellent. Thanks Cameron.

Cameron 12:52 pm 18 Mar 08

Definitely. Did some cool stuff, flew pretty low. Everyone within eyesight of where I was sitting had their eyes skyward.

Mr Evil 12:50 pm 18 Mar 08

Was the RAAF PC-9 any good?

Absent Diane 12:46 pm 18 Mar 08

more than most is a bit presumptious. A lot of people are very passionate about music.

Cameron 12:44 pm 18 Mar 08

BattleKath said :

Bludger – why put up with canberra radio if you agree it’s so bad?.. … triple j is national and far more about new music and australian music, than whatever tripe is in the ‘top 40’.

Triple J however, also isn’t perfect, but it’s a shite load better than any other station.

I couldn’t agree more.

BattleKath 12:41 pm 18 Mar 08

Bludger – why put up with canberra radio if you agree it’s so bad?.. … triple j is national and far more about new music and australian music, than whatever tripe is in the ‘top 40’.

Triple J however, also isn’t perfect, but it’s a shite load better than any other station.

Cameron 12:39 pm 18 Mar 08

More than most *people* or more than most *rubbish disc jockeys* ?

BattleKath 12:36 pm 18 Mar 08

yes.. i’ve seen scotty play…and i stand by my first comment. he obviously doesn’t know THAT much about music, and certainly not ‘more than most’.

justbands 12:32 pm 18 Mar 08

> and that’s before you even have to listen to the crappy announcers who wouldn’t know real music, even if it came out as an annoying avertisement on their own station!

Scotty has been writing music & playing in bands for years, he’s quite a good guitarist. He’s also a very strong supporter of local music (local Australian & local Canberran). Like the show or not, fact is he knows more about music than most.

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