Reaction Fireworks were the best display at the second night of the British Fireworks Championship 2014 in Plymouth, but missed out to Blitz Fireworks, who were awarded overall first prize.
Although the second night of competition got off to a shakey start with PYRO 1 experiencing technical problems, Reaction soon got the huge audience on Plymouth Hoe cheering with some intricate ground-level candles and one-shots. A very controlled performance was finished with a high impact finale.
MLE Pyrotechnics also produced a fine display, and their finale possibly topped that of Reaction, but Reactions’ low level pyrotechnics clinched it for them.
PYRO 1 eventually resolved their technical issues and demonstrated a very interesting ‘tower’ set-piece, but they were always struugling to catch up with their competitors.
With over 90,000 on Plymouth Hoe watching the three displays, the British Fireworks Championship is Plymouth’s largest spectator event, demonstrating that, as with the World Fireworks Championship, fireworks are an enduring favourite with crowds and draw huge audiences.