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    Amazing that no-one got hurt. (According to news reports.)


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    Hey Brian, isn't that where we stopped with Robert to buy a load of fireworks and bangers?

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    Years ago, in the UKicon, I found myself in the position of having to give a chap first aid who had serious burns to both hands caused by holding a bundle of rockets that had gone off in his arms as he held them and before he had chance to set up for a fireworks display. The reason that the fireworks had gone off prematurely, sideways instead of the usual upwards, is because the chap had also been smoking a cigar at the same time which he considered to be a perfectly sensible and normal thing to do while holding a multiple number of fireworks. Obviously, the chap then needed urgent hospital treatment. It was fortunate that no-one else got hurt by the sideways trajectory of the wayward rockets.


    I am not implying smoking, or anything else, as a likely cause to the fire and what happened in the video (Post 1) in any way.
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    It's not the same place. I forget where that took place but I think it was on the eastern side of the state. There are tons of fireworks stores in SC.

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    Unfortunately, it has been a long time since they have been allowed to carry The Good Stuff (serious firecrackers like M80s & Ashcans).

    I can recall as a kid in the '60s our family Summer trips from Virginia to Georgia, Dad's home state. We would always stop at a place named South of the Border, just over the NC/SC line, to stock up on the really good (and really dangerous) fireworks. It was hard to tell who was more excited by the prospect, me or my Dad.

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    Great sales pitch for a firework store, a mega display

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    Quote Originally Posted by David TS View Post
    Great sales pitch for a firework store, a mega display
    Yep, plenty of "Bang for your buck".


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