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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
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?
This 4th July celebrates the USA’s 236th Birthday and of course, once again Macy’s Department store planning began last year. Despite complaints from many from the East Side of the City, the event will again take place on the Hudson River.
“Ignite the Night” is the theme for the 35th annual Macy’s 4th July Fireworks display in which more than 40,000 fireworks will be lit in the 25 minute spectacular. Fireworks are set to illuminate the sky over New York City with a glorious spectrum of colours, shapes and sparkling dazzlers.
Entertainment will be provided by mega stars Katy Perry Famous for “Firework” and Kenny Chesney, one of the USA’s biggest country stars.
The display will be fired from barges anchored between 18th and 43rd St.
The best places to see the fireworks will be from 12th avenue below 59th St at the access points on 26th St, 27th-29th St, 33rd-34th St, 40th-42nd St, 44th-50th St, 52nd-54th St and 56th-57th St.
Spectators have been asked to travel to the event by public transport where possible, leaving their cars at home, with this in mind NYC transit have put on increased services to cope with the expected masses both before and after the display.