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Dumb events - fireworks

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Dumb events - fireworks

Postby smokin' the dummy » Fri Jul 20, 2007 9:51 pm

Fireworks: Unless you have opted to attend said event, this public display is annoying as hell to listen to from near or far.
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Postby narcoleptish » Fri Jul 20, 2007 10:03 pm

Thanks for answering my question. Fireworks or gunfight?

Where/what was it?
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Postby TAsunder » Fri Jul 20, 2007 10:24 pm

From what I can gather, multiple places. I saw / heard / felt them near the overture center, and a friend of mine heard more near regent & midvale.
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Postby Bwis53 » Fri Jul 20, 2007 10:25 pm

Some one without a permit. Isn't that how the $300,000 fire at Pinkus McBride started? (drunks,BBQ's and fireworks?) The cops said they could hear it from their station! Kids here thought it was real funny. Not so funny if it's your roof burning or exercizing your right to a good night's sleep.
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Postby jjoyce » Fri Jul 20, 2007 10:41 pm

I'm assuming its from the Dane County Fair. There aren't any other festivals going on, as far as I know. Maybe there and the Mallards game?
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Postby Adam Casey » Fri Jul 20, 2007 10:57 pm

I think it was at the Monona Terrace. Saw them when I walked out of work. 10 years and I have never once been inside that place.
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Postby barney » Fri Jul 20, 2007 11:32 pm

Adam Casey wrote:I think it was at the Monona Terrace. Saw them when I walked out of work. 10 years and I have never once been inside that place.

Yes, it was for the Mistake on the Lake Anniversary.
Fuck it was loud.
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Postby depinmad » Sat Jul 21, 2007 8:09 am

it sure was loud. on commonwealth avenue, we thought it was the kids falling out of their beds upstairs.
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Postby Bruno » Sat Jul 21, 2007 8:34 am

Sounds like Johnny's gettin' laid again!

Image

/got nothin'
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Postby Learned » Sat Jul 21, 2007 10:50 am

barney wrote:... Mistake on the Lake ...


Hey! Cleveland's got dibs on that moniker.
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Postby blunt » Sat Jul 21, 2007 11:34 am

I'm near B(r)oom and Doty.
At first I just thought the guy in the apt above me had just arrived home. (SEE: Rhino Boy thread)
But the explosions eventually knocked my ceramic Persian Buddha off the TV.
Damn Taliban.
It only lasted around 23 minutes.
But that climax!
Boom badda boom boom boom!
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Postby Ed Breakfast » Sat Jul 21, 2007 8:51 pm

It was Monona Terrace's 10th anniversary. I watched the fireworks from the High Noon Saloon patio. I thought it was a nice display. It doesn't seem like they did a very good job of promoting the event, though.
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Postby You would never guess » Sun Jul 22, 2007 8:45 pm

Fireworks are awesome!
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Postby green union terrace chair » Mon Jul 23, 2007 12:22 am

I enjoyed the post-fireworks display symphony of car alarms.
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Postby Igor » Mon Jul 23, 2007 12:42 am

Ed Breakfast wrote:It was Monona Terrace's 10th anniversary. I watched the fireworks from the High Noon Saloon patio. I thought it was a nice display. It doesn't seem like they did a very good job of promoting the event, though.


IIRC, the did the same thing with the fireworks at the grand opening of said center. Didn't want the hoi polloi there, what with their pick em ups, gun racks, and whatnot.
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