We came across this on the web about the eleven (??) biggest fireworks shows. Well they are certainly ‘big’, but without knowing the duration and shell count it’s difficult to decide exactly how big. Pretty sure that the Beijing Olympics would be in the top 3 largest shows, and ‘Thunder Over Louisville‘ is pretty spectacular, but some of the others can be quite short in duration; spectacular, definitely, but short.
Each competitor’s pyro-musical performance at the World Fireworks Championship last about 20 minutes and uses about 10 tonnes of fireworks. There are typically 7,000 – 10,000 ‘cues’ (the electronic instructions that ignite the fireworks), and each display takes 9 people 5 days to set-up. So we think that outside of a Beijing or a Sydney, or a Dubai World Record Attempt, the Championship will be one of the biggest displays you’ve ever seen. And don’t forget there are SIX of them over a two week period.