Lol, David doesn’t sound like the brightest bulb in the drawer. We still have an hour to go, but I watched the fireworks from London (fabulous) and New York (my fav ‘cos they play Frank Sinatra’s NY, NY, THE best New Years son for that city - big, brash, and aggressive.
Happy New Year, fellow forumites! Here’s hoping 2018 is a heck of a lot better than 2017. 🤞🏼
Post by dreamsincolour on Jan 1, 2018 20:43:14 GMT
I only watched the London fireworks on TV. But while television is never going to be the same as the live experience, anyway, I do think it's a shame that they don't think to include/record the music separately so that one can appreciate how the music and fireworks are interelated. They interviewed the guy who designed the display and who's been working on it since June and he was specifically asked for the aspects of the display to particularly look out for. And he enthusiastically talked about the choices of music and the correlation of the spectacle to those choices and yet all of that was completely lost on television in practice, because no-one thought to bother to record the music appropriately. So stupid!
The best firework display I ever went to was years ago when I got to go to the Sandhurst Summer ball one year, which culminated in everyone crowding into a big open quadrangle with high Georgian buildings on 3 sides with streams of dry ice rolling down uplit walls from the roofs and floodlights swinging beams of coloured light across the night sky. And the brass band and orchestra joined in and there was music in accompaniment to the light show until the 1812 overture started and fireworks started with it, largely also from off the roofs. All in time with those huge chords! It was beyond spectacular and all as seen from a vantage point sitting on my boyfriend's shoulders. It was wondrous!
Happy new year all. May it bring lots of good things!
Post by coolclearwaters on Jan 3, 2018 1:37:58 GMT
Happy belated New Year to everyone.
I will take this opportunity to express a superstitious dislike for my least favorite holiday, New Year’s Eve. My dislike is purely personal and is due to having had many a dreadful time on New Year’s Eve - including two trips to the emergency room with complications from the flu. The best I can say is that I have often been bored. I’ve come to dread it.
The worst memory is what happened to a co-worker years ago. She and her former long-term boyfriend, both in their early twenties, had reunited, taken a romantic trip, and become engaged. Traveling home on New Year’s Eve, they were hit by a drunk driver. Both suffered catastrophic injuries that kept them hospitalized for months. He was instantly and permanently blinded.
So I stay home on New Year’s Eve, avoid all traffic, and go to bed early. I know it’s a fun holiday for most, so I truly hope everyone enjoyed it.