First, I would like to start by saying…we made it!! We made it through the crazy month of July! There’s still plenty of summer left and lots of firework displays to go, but we made it through our busiest season of the year. That being said, we would like to say thanks to all our wonderful employees, families, friends, technicians, and most importantly our customers! You guys are the best!
We hope everyone got to watch some spectacular fireworks this year!!
Did you find yourself looking up at the sky, wondering how all those booms, bangs, and bright colors were created up in the sky? The chemistry behind it is truly interesting! To find out more about this amazing chemistry, check our this in depth video from Dr. John A. Conkling is a Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus at Washington College. Find out just how chemistry works to help us create thrilling fireworks displays!!
We hope everyone ended 2013 and started 2014 with a bang this year!! Did you know that before New York City started the famous ball drop, they celebrated NYE with fireworks? In 1904, New York City had Times Square’s very first NYE celebration and fireworks were the main event.
Although China celebrates the New Year depending on the lunar calendar, fireworks have always been a key part to their celebration. For Chinese, the fireworks are more than just loud sounds and bright lights; traditionally, they believe that fireworks scare off evil spirits and bad luck. What could be a better way to ring in the New Year?!
One of our largest fireworks shows this year was held in the great City of Chicago at Navy Pier. Visitors bared the cold to watch a spectacular 15 min pyromusical event at midnight; including music from Pitbull, Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, Phil Phillips, Imagine Dragons, and One Direction. The show was shot off a barge in Lake Michigan and consisted of effects ranging from low level comets and mines to large caliber aerial shells. It was truly spectacular.
Just in case you missed it, we have put together a 3 minute compilation of a few of the show highlights. Check out this video, Navy Pier NYE 2014, along with many others right here on our Vimeo page!!!