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You would have to have been tied up in a cupboard for the last few years to not be aware of the USA’s Macy’s 4th July parade and fireworks show held annually, but this year’s will be even more special thanks to the musical direction from the brilliant and talented USHER.
Usher Raymond, using the concept ‘it begins with a spark’ will liaise with the team from Pyro spectacular by Gary Souza to create a pyro musical display which will, I am sure, wow the viewing public.
He is planning to score the music using inspiration from his own discology and newly written pieces along with hits from Rhianna, Swedish House Mafia and two of music’s late great legends, Frank Sinatra and Jimi Hendrix.
The 37th Annual 4th July Fireworks at Macy’s will be fully choreographed to a cache of 40,000 pieces of pyro artistry for a spectacular 25 minute show.
The event has not been without controversy though as the venue changed four years ago to the Hudson instead of the East River mapping Henry Hudson’s journey into New York. This was, as previously discussed meant to be a temporary arrangement but there is little indication of a move back.
Last year, the music was chosen for the display as a result of a Facebook campaign and whilst very good, it did feel a little like harking back to the 70s and 80s as most of the music featured was from around that era.
I am sure that whatever he puts together, you only have to take a peak at an Usher concert to see how OTT he can get and BLING all the way.
Further Reading: Related Articles About This Years 4th July Spectacular for Macy’s Firework Display
This is a video from my friend David DeSafey from the USA. Dave runs an American firework forum called PyroTalk.com
The video above a ‘set up in the daytime’ of the fireworks display taking place called “Thunder Over Muse 2012″.
A good friend of Dave’s is Joe. Every year Joe gathers donations from the local community to put on an epic fireworks display in his home town of Muse Pennsylvania for the July 4th celebrations. Dave has helped Joe every year in organizing the fireworks display. The video includes setting up a 1.3 fireworks for a small community and Dave demonstrates different techniques of electric match and electronic firing.
The video below is of the action from the night. Great show everyone :)
For all our American friends who would like to take the next step and buy 1.3 professional fireworks like salutes, Thunder Kings etc.? Then you will need an ATF license. Dave sells an awesome DVD application package that walks you through the procedure.
Please visit Dave’s site for more information – http://pyrotalk.com/shopping.php
San Diego ‘does an Oban’.
Last November 5th was ‘a bit of a one’ for the residents of Oban in Argyle and Bute when due to a ‘technical error’ all of the fireworks intended to be fired in a twenty minute spectacular were all inadvertently let off in under a minute.
Never to be outdone, a similar incident will forever be etched on the residents of San Diego when their 18 minute display fireworks in celebration of the 4th July were all set off in under 15 seconds instead.
The display was due to start at 9.00pm and last for around 18 minutes. However, at 8.55pm the spectators heard an explosion and a series of reports to look up to the sky to see what appeared to indicate that the sky was alight but was actually all the fireworks going off at the same time instead of the carefully planned display which the organisers had spent months creating.
The technical ‘glitch’ was found to be the fault of Garden State Fireworks who were the professional fireworks crew who said that the mistake was caused by a signal to the barges that would set up the timing for all the show following a brief introduction.
Independence Day revellers were left disappointed after the all-too-brief Wednesday night display but when you are wholly dependent on technology, things can go wrong – can’t they Oban?