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(Wimp) Video While you were busy getting drunk and setting off fire works in your backyard, London was busy setting the sky ablaze with awesomeness   (wimp.com) divider line 31
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2012-01-02 09:40:29 PM
Man that was amazing

well done subby
 
2012-01-03 12:46:40 AM
Now I actually want to watch the Olympics.

Damn, those were some good fireworks.
 
2012-01-03 03:16:16 AM
The only more awesome would have been the privilege to be there in person.
 
2012-01-03 03:43:15 AM

Bathia_Mapes: The only more awesome would have been the privilege to be there in person.


But then you'd be surrounded by londoners, and you really don't want that, trust me

/londoner
 
2012-01-03 04:55:42 AM
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2012-01-03 06:10:42 AM
That was incredible. Wish I could have seen them in person. I have to wonder, though, how much money did the city piss away on those? I've seen much smaller, less impressive displays costing in the millions, this must have been at least 8 figures.
 
2012-01-03 06:56:26 AM
Disney does that every night.
 
2012-01-03 07:10:52 AM
The best fireworks I have ever seen was New Years in the town of Augsburg, Germany in 1983. It was their two-thousandth anniversary as a city, and I was at the top of a ten story apartment building. As midnight struck it appeared that everyone in the town was setting off their own display. Everywhere you looked there were fireworks going off. Not the giant shells like in the vid, but it was still amazing to watch the entire town as far as you could see in a 360 degree arc lit up like that.

The blotter I took earlier that night didn't hurt either I guess.
 
2012-01-03 07:33:25 AM
I've seen better. I would imagine it may have been more impressive in person.
 
2012-01-03 07:48:13 AM
pretty freakin cool.
 
2012-01-03 07:48:16 AM
they do go on a bit much, imo
 
2012-01-03 08:33:21 AM
And the rockets' red-glare... the bombs burst... i... oh... they probably don't celebrate that, do they?
 
2012-01-03 09:10:20 AM
It's not Sydney. But it's definitely up there.
 
2012-01-03 09:53:57 AM
images.static-bluray.com

/hot
//like the first song
 
2012-01-03 09:56:00 AM
Psh, Germany did that first. in 1940.
 
2012-01-03 10:09:23 AM
I wanted to say something snarky about this, but it was actually too cool for that. Well done Brits.
 
2012-01-03 10:35:04 AM
Really spectacular. Plus it gives the official sanction to mashups...enjoyed the Kinks/Stones/Soft Cell song.
 
2012-01-03 11:15:22 AM
Holy shiat.
 
2012-01-03 11:16:13 AM
needs more beibs and cee-lo amiright?
 
2012-01-03 11:50:45 AM
Looks like I picked the right video to toke a pipe to.
That was quite impressive.
 
2012-01-03 12:18:21 PM

DammitIForgotMyLogin: Bathia_Mapes: The only more awesome would have been the privilege to be there in person.

But then you'd be surrounded by londoners, and you really don't want that, trust me

/londoner


Not only that, you'd have to try and make it home via the only transport that is available to you... public transport.
Think rush hour but a million times worse.

/Londoner
//Spent new year in the stix in eastern Europe
 
2012-01-03 12:39:17 PM

LoneVVolf: Psh, Germany did that first. in 1940.

In London.
 
2012-01-03 02:38:15 PM
Meh. I've seen better.

/happened to be in Montreal for the International Fireworks Competition
 
2012-01-03 02:47:32 PM
That was like a 11 min long Grand Finale
The beginning looked like Big Ben blowing his load.

/Subby
 
2012-01-03 10:40:05 PM
wow, pink floyd done with gunpowder
 
2012-01-04 12:46:26 AM
I'm sure there have been better displays than this one, but it is certainly the best I have ever seen. Especially the synchronization of the shells and the music - darn near perfect. A very impressive and emotional effort that everyone involved should be rightly proud of. Wish I could have been there.
 
2012-01-04 02:01:25 AM
Thanks subby, From someone who actually was awake, but missed the stroke of midnight this year, that was pretty awesome to watch.
 
2012-01-04 09:23:32 AM

Tor_Eckman: The best fireworks I have ever seen was New Years in the town of Augsburg, Germany in 1983. It was their two-thousandth anniversary as a city, and I was at the top of a ten story apartment building. As midnight struck it appeared that everyone in the town was setting off their own display. Everywhere you looked there were fireworks going off. Not the giant shells like in the vid, but it was still amazing to watch the entire town as far as you could see in a 360 degree arc lit up like that.

The blotter I took earlier that night didn't hurt either I guess.


Pristina, Kosovo circa 2011/2012

The greatest firewors show I have ever seen in my like. And i'm talking the big shell firewors like a canopy over the entire city. I've seen fireworks from SF to Vegas to New York City.....and none combined can hold a candle to what I witnessed this New Years. My wife and I were struck absolutely dumb. It was incredible. I hear Albania is even better....which is literally unfathomable to me. That's what happens when there are virtually no regulations regarding the sale of fireworks.
 
2012-01-04 12:20:18 PM
The music and the closeups of the faces tell the story.

They used to rule the World. 100 years ago, 90% of the Earth's surface was ruled from London.

First, the Empire was annihilated, and now, we officially proclaim the English race extinct.

This is a must see video:
run you pussies
Link (new window)
 
2012-01-04 10:24:19 PM

Enthusiast: The music and the closeups of the faces tell the story.

They used to rule the World. 100 years ago, 90% of the Earth's surface was ruled from London.

First, the Empire was annihilated, and now, we officially proclaim the English race extinct.

This is a must see video:
run you pussies
Link (new window)


Oh, they're extinct alright - only around 5-8% of the male population of the UK, these daysies.

Mwa ha ha ha!

/Not Brythonics, either,
//Somebody gonna tell 'em?
///"no, not A red head - more THE red hair...see?"
////Saor alba!
 
2012-01-06 12:33:48 AM
Wow, they ramped it up quite a bit since the time I was there back when we rolled over to 1999. Or I was in the wrong spot.
 
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