Looking back over the hectic summer firework season, I’m slightly sad that I have spent so much time in my waterproofs in the last 4 months. It’s 3 years on the trot now, and I’m starting to take it personally, as if I have some sort of Charlie Brown rain cloud following me. Of the dozen or so summer firework displays that I have been on site for, I can only think of 2 where it was warm, and sunny and dry. This was one of them, preparing a firework display for a private party on the South Devon coast.
In fact, when I think back over a longer period of time I can’t think of a time that it has rained on any Quintessentially Events gigs we have worked on. Or even the site visits. These guys really must have some important phone numbers in their little black book, and I for one, am very grateful for it. If I have a private party for my 30th (er, 40th?, Ed.) then as well as Alchemy Fireworks (naturally) I would definitely get QE along in the hope that their sunshine touch would over-power my rain jinx.
This gig was a real team effort, and we must thank the National Trust for giving us permission to fire the display from their beach. It is very easy to fall in to the trap of thinking that everyone is a party-pooper these days, but when we sent out notifications to the local residents all we received in response were requests for timings so that they could come and watch. So as well as the birthday party guests, our display was also enjoyed by a small gaggle of local residents, and a number of sea fishermen who were taking part in an all-night fishing competition.
What did the event organiser think of the display? “The fireworks were truly spectacular and the client said that it was the perfect end to the evening and really made the weekend special.”