AN organised firework display is detonating pyrotechnics timed precisely not to coincide with the rhythms of its soundtrack.
The display in Chester’s Thackeray Park had an eclectic soundtrack of pop, hip hop, classical music and rock, all of which were meticulously timed to be drowned out by explosions.
Attendee and 6Music listener Nathan Muir said: “The soundtrack was ambitious, the fireworks were spectacular, the two never managed to synchronise in any way.
“You can’t get a rhythm simpler than We Will Rock You and there the fireworks were, just that crucial bit behind the beat and getting further behind with every double handclap.
“Thus Spake Zarathustra got the fanfares all wrong, Katy Perry’s Firework – there’s no show without f**king Punch – was near inaudible thanks to bangs over the words, and Forgot About Dre was nothing but shrieking rockets.
“Have they noticed fireworks make a noise already, indeed that’s half their charm? And we never used to have a twat mix of 75-second-songs to accompany them and we were fine?”
Display operator Norman Steele said: “I set off bombs for a living. I’ve been deaf since 1998.”