Okay so a short one today because it’s late. I saw Durham’s fireworks from up close this year. Last year I saw them from a Bridge and that was pretty groovy to be honest, I came out of a set of dark woods and across and old stone bridge where we stood and looked up at the tail end of the display.
This year I got to watch them up closer with more people, and it was pretty cool, we were stood in a crowd at Grey’s college? And there was a nearby field with a hedge, and beyond that was an army of apparently mostly students who were running the show which is pretty cool. The display lacked some of the really nice bits I like about Lancaster (notably really big booms that shake my rib cage because those are super super lovely) but had some nice combinations of semi-distracting midheight stuff combined with “ooh we snuck one that goes really high and goes boom” in it.
Also their musical tastes were … interesting. While most fireworks displays lean on classical they had a mix of songs from the 70s right the way through to the modern day in I think chronological order, including snippets of Jackson Five, Right Said Fred, Cee Lo Green and a bunch of other stuff, which actually worked way better than I was expecting, it sort of touched on lots of good bits of songs and kept flowing through as the fireworks went up :)