Epic fail: Fireworks all going off at once
- Jack Taylor
- 6 November 2012
Technical hitches can lead to a fireworks display more spectacular than planned
The absurdity of Guy Fawkes Night / Fireworks Night / Bonfire Night is quite something. Celebrating the foiling of a plot against the British establishment with a ritual that injects millions into the economy can appear somewhat absurd. But then, what's not to love about fireworks?
The 5th of November is never without technical hitches however. There's always a community display where a technical error leads to the carefully programmed 'choreography' intended to take the audience on a rollercoaster journey of sound and light instead becoming a single massive explosion of armageddon proportions that turns night into day.
Here, we collect footage of some recent flash-in-the-pan displays.