Edinburgh Fireworks Festival
It was a late call, my decision to attend, however it was well worth it. The Edinburgh International festivals were brought to a close once again with a firework and music extravaganza that is estimated that over 415,000 spectators watched. The Scottish Chamber Orchestra performed classical pieces such as Wagners "Ride of the Valkyries" and Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture", with over 4 tonnes of explosives and 400,000 fireworks choreographed along side. It was always a night that was going to go with a bang!
Armed with prerequisite tripod and camera kit, a couple of soft drinks (due to driving) and a bag of Haribo Starmix (just 'cause you have to) we joined the masses in Princes St Gardens.
Little did I realise how underprepared we were. Vast picnic selections surrounded us by the time the concert neared. Coolboxes, rugs, blankets and chairs. Quiches, tapas, sandwiches and strawberries and of course wine, G&T's and much merriment.
It all added to the ambiance though and next time I intend to go back armed to the teeth with camping chairs and picnic in tow!
As for the show, amazing! The showers held off right until the end and although that meant my last few shots were spoiled I managed to catch some memories which will last far longer than the stars on the back of my eyeballs after the concert conclusion.
If you haven't been, go on...give it a go. Just remember the camping chairs, picnic rug and the smorgasbord of food!
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