Easter Fireworks

There are a few things you do not expect to say while watching a supposedly controlled and family orientated Easter fireworks display.


One of these things is, “I’m not staying here, I’ll probably be killed” or “too dangerous” you also don’t expect to turn around to find a distressed mother trying to find the first-aid tent to treat her young son who copped a firework to the face, causing his cheeks to welt and his cries to recoil in pain.

Unless you attend a supposedly controlled and family orientated Easter fireworks display in Rockingham…

When you hear me say “ow” or “fuck” it’s because I was hit by bits of fireworks, and yes, I do believe I was entitled to the swearing, Mum. When you hear the kid in front say “ow fuck” it’s because a smouldering amber hit him in the leg. When you hear various crowd members scream, “ow fuck my eyes” as fireworks that make a ‘sizzle’ sound are launched, it’s because the crowd was treated to a good old fashioned carnival eye burning. And when you hear me say “too dangerous” it’s because I finally realised how foolish it was to be that close, and promptly moved away, only to nearly be hit again by a large searing remains of a firework while standing under cover at a showbag stand.

Sorry for my Cloverfieldesque camera work, It’s hard to capture decent quality video when your eyes, skin and throat are burning. I was trying to hide under my hoodie for the duration, meanwhile, my friends decided to move away to a safe distance because they’re not big on having their flesh burnt.

After nearly being killed, we perused the rest of the carnival, I bought fairy floss and we were pleased to see the ‘hot sweet & juicy’ corn van and freaky clown games involving balls were present and accounted for…


The towns slogan should be changed to, “Rockingham, if our bogans don’t kill you our fireworks will.”

12 Comments on “Easter Fireworks”

  1. First amazing thing I thought was, “Wow! These fireworks are shooting out from the side!”

    So, those standing close to the works… no pain, no gain, right? ๐Ÿ˜›

    I also had something on my mind but I’ve forgotten.


  2. Anthony, I thought turning the camera on the side would provide a better view, but forgot that it would look odd when downloaded. I’m not sure if there is a way to flip the view or not. ๐Ÿ˜†


  3. There is a way, but the question is… can you be bothered? ๐Ÿ˜›

    No matter, it was more interesting seeing what seemed like pirate’s cannons going off.


  4. *shakes head* well that’s just really dumb. SURELY after all these years people can get organised fireworks right? I mean it’s one thing if I bring home a bag of them from Fyshwick and proceed to set myself alight, but I should be safe in a community event.


  5. My favourite firework quote:
    While stood in a firework shop the assistant asked my cousin “how big a firework he wanted”? …….Without pausing he quietly replied “Oh just big enough to blow up a telephone kiosk”!
    How could you have been worried about those little fireworks when you were brave enough to turn your back on those axe murdering, flesh eating, psycho clowns?
    :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


  6. This very thing happened to me at the good old Claremont Royal Show about 3 or 4 years ago. It was very surreal, people running from falling debris, screaming, chaos!

    It was quite surreal…


  7. Fireworks for Easter??? Ah the insanity of AU is rivaling that of the USA. I watched it with my head cocked. Very pretty.

    Hef ๐Ÿ˜‰


  8. No fireworks here for Easter, just snow. I think I would rather dodge snowflakes then fireworks anyway. Hope you were not injured.


  9. Gโ€™day (albeit from Frankfurt),

    Being a type nut, I just noticed that the โ€œHot Sweet & Juicyโ€ sign was set in Garamond Premier Pro.

    Have a great Sunday. ๐Ÿ™‚



  10. I also attended the Rocko fair, and aside from the awesome father/son mullet combo’s and witnessing the wrestling which was the highlight (massive mike rules) I also stumbled across the above freaky children clowns mouth game, I took a photo but hastily deleted it in case the evil spirit within comes to haunt me NAND the kids, children of the hot sweet and juicy corn perhaps???


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