Saturday, November 05, 2005  

Love is a fiery ring.

To mark the 400th anniversary of Guido Faulks’ attempt to blow up parliament, Carlisle staged a recreation. This time the houses of parliament went up in flames, and was accompanied by a magnificent fireworks display. Over thirty thousand people stood in Bits Park on a wet night and watched a giant model of parliament, made from pallets, burn to the ground in about thirty minutes. The spectacle was worth the trip, but the music that accompanied the whole show was inspired. The track list:

1. (?) Can’t for the life of me remember the first track.
2. Anarchy in the UK.
3. My guy.
4. Ring of fire.
5. Burning down the house.
6. Heroes.
7. Fire starter.
8. Disco inferno.

The final part of the display was accompanied by classical music, Tracy thought it was Vivaldi, I thought it was Prokofiev. Whoever it was, it was fantastic and the timing was perfect. The music faded out as the last coloured sparks faded from the last firework.

Lots of fun was had by all, except the bloke at the end complaining about council tax money being spent on fireworks. Ah well, you can’t please everyone I suppose.

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