Foto Friday: Great American Fireworks

Andy’s family is here visiting, so needless to say our schedules have been a little different than usual and I didn’t get a chance to post. But Sunday is the new Friday, right?

Anyway, not like anyone’s holding their breath or crying over my Foto Fridays.

So far it’s been a jam-packed weekend, including golfing, going to the World’s Longest Yard Sale, and hopefully not puking at King’s Island. But it started with the Reds game on Friday night, which the Astros won (WOOT!), and which also happened to be Fireworks Night at Great American Ballpark.

Now, I’ve seen some nice fireworks in my time, and as my dad likes to point out, um, all the time, our family comes from New Castle (PA) home to the world famous Zambelli Fireworks company, but we were recently cheated out of our July 4th fireworks show at Clear Lake (TX) when our boat’s motor wouldn’t start, so it was wonderful to get a chance to see some pyrotechnics up close and personal.

Even better: they were AMAZING. This clip is only 1 min and 30 sec of a 20-min show that was one of the best I’ve seen in a long time, maybe one of the top I’ve seen ever. (That list of tops includes the fireworks at July 4th in DC.)

(Here’s the link for anyone who can’t see or play the embedded video.)

There was your standard stuff:

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There was the more distinct stuff:

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And then there was the HOLY BAJEEZUS I’VE NEVER SEEN FIREWORKS LIKE THAT IN MY LIFE stuff:

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Have YOU ever seen little red Y’s floating down from a firework that just exploded?

More photos and video at my Flickr account, if anyone’s interested.