Wrong Place Fireworks [?]

luca 1 January 2007 12

No doubt the New Years Eve fireworks were a fizzer for many people because they weren’t held at the lake which, in my opinion, is the best place for them to be held.

I’d imagine that most revellers in Civic would be too pissed to appreciate them, even if they could see them behind all the buildings etc.

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12 Responses to Wrong Place Fireworks [?]
schmerica_ schmerica_ 6:29 pm 02 Jan 07

I was watching them from work, on a boat, floating on the lake and they looked okay, but I do have to agree that they would have been better on the lake.

Al Al 4:12 pm 02 Jan 07

I thought the Civic 9pm fireworks were OK (well my kids did) – really how much $$$ do we want to see go up in smoke when the Oz Day show is just a few weeks away too? And as Simbo said – it was good to watch them with music backing.
Only disappointment was that they didn’t turn the damn floodlights off in the Square so we could see without retina burn…

seepi seepi 3:51 pm 02 Jan 07

They have said they were ‘within broadcast regulations’. But anyone could have told them more kids would be watching on NYE than normal nights at midnight.

Swaggie Swaggie 1:33 pm 02 Jan 07

I thought so too Seepi, recorded the fireworks for the kids and had to edit right down to the very first and last firework almost with the dumb porno ads either side. Channel 10 are cretins – simple as that.

seepi seepi 9:43 am 02 Jan 07

Was anyone else watching the Sydney fireworks on telly? The fireworks were pretty average (same as ever), but the late night ads were a bit raunchy for a family viewing night!

Jey Jey 8:39 am 02 Jan 07

Not much rain, mainly storms accompanied by heavy downpour but not much in the way of steady showers.

ant ant 8:27 am 02 Jan 07

I like it on the lake. More vantage points, more space to watch them… the hills around, too.
And I can see them from my place, 30 kms away!

er, has it been raining a lot, or was this just some storms?

miz miz 10:22 pm 01 Jan 07

Skyfire is at the lake every year, and it’s always spectacular. It’s more of a family event (around March, from memory).
I think it’s good to have a different event at New Year. Also probably easier to manage a larger ‘drunken yobbo’ contingent, from a security perspective, in Civic.

simbo simbo 9:56 pm 01 Jan 07

I was in Civic watching them (actually, in Civic Square), and there was a fair chunk of people, sober and drunk, a-watching, even with the rain going.

I don’t know whether it was the location, the rain or the speakers, but there was a very cool audio effect for some of the fireworks echoing around between the various buildings that made noises like laser blasts in 70’s sci-fi. Which, as a geek of a certain age, was quite rewarding.

Jey Jey 6:44 pm 01 Jan 07

They haven’t been at the lake for a number of years, but I think it’s a much better place.
I guess it’s harder to police though because it is more spread out and there’d still be stuff going on in town so the cops would be really stretched.

shauno shauno 6:29 pm 01 Jan 07

I could see them perfectly from my balcony in the city infact I didn’t even have to get out of my lounge chair I say leave them where they are hahaha

Danman Danman 6:21 pm 01 Jan 07

Lake or civic – all the same to me – I could see both from my vantage point on hunters hill in Ngunnawal

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