2005 Napa Valley Fireworks!
The Official Crew of the 10th Anniversry Fireworks Show in Napa Valley, sponsored by the Louis M. Martini Winery, Sutter Home Winery, Prager Winery and Port Works, and the E. & J. Gallo Winery. Yup, that's Sutter Home White Zinfandel in those tanks - every year we add a touch of smoke to the bouquet. ;-)
The Special Effects Team wiring Flash Tubes and 3" Red Fireballs on the guardhouse roof of the Sutter Home Winery. I think the crew and their explosives klunking around overhead made the guard a little nervous. :-)
This is the center mortar cluster used in the FireLinx computer-fired opening segment "Everybody Dance Now". There were two more clusters on the left and right side. As you can see, a LOT of wire and attention to detail are required for a complex open like this - and it all worked flawlessly at showtime. Well done crew!
This is the opening segment "Everybody Dance Now" being fired from the rack cluster shown in the photo above. We fired (85) 3" Red and Green Tigertail Comets in under 45 seconds - hooray for FireLinx wireless firing controllers! To complete the look, we added some assorted color Roman Candles (thanks to Irv Perry at Zambelli).
We shot (8) 6" Green Peace Sign Pattern shells in succession during Neil Young's rendition of John Lennon's "Imagine" - another crowd pleaser. We needed to slow things down a bit after all those Titanium Salutes in George Thorogood's "Bad to the Bone".
A series of (2) 5" and (1) 6" Gold Brocade Chrysanthemums hit the night sky in one of the crew's personal favorites, the Eagles DVD rendition of "New York Minute".