It Happens: Barge Launching Fireworks Display Catches Fire, Igniting Remaining Fireworks At Once

January 2, 2018

This is a short video of the New Years fireworks display at Terrigal Beach in New South Wales, Australia when the barge being used to launch the fireworks catches fire and ignites all the remaining fireworks at once. Now that's a finale. Two pyrotechnicians on the boats were treated for injuries, and the thousands of spectators on the beach were evacuated. Obviously, there's nothing quite like having fireworks shot at you to get the new year started off right, which is why it's always been a tradition of mine being the hardcore party animal that I am. "You ate an entire cheese ball, downed half a bottle of sparkling cider and were asleep by 9:30." Honey! Please, I have a reputation to uphold. "They all know you're a liar." Is that what you think of me?! "If this 'new year, new you' doesn't show up soon I'm out of here." What?! *knocks on coffee table* Did you hear that? He must be at the door! *girlfriend putting on coat* I deserve to be alone, I get it.

Keep going for the video. Also the guy you can hear in the video is exactly what I would have sounded like.

Thanks to Carmen, who agrees fireworks are the best works.

  • Beard

    Hey, it's almost as good as that time it happened in San Diego!

  • Meh

    Happy new year girls and boys.

  • TheQiwiMan

    Mistakes like this are the only thing that makes watching fireworks not a completely boring waste of time.

  • GeneralDisorder

    I wanted to get into making fireworks a long time ago so the chemistry of it all makes me excited. The more elaborate the shell the more amazed I am. I like to try to figure out how each shell is made.

    But I'm also a huge nerd and I do love me some big booms.

  • TheQiwiMan

    I love me some big boobs too!

  • I understand watching fireworks, occasionally, if you're hanging out with friends and there happens to be a fireworks display. What I don't understand is filming the fireworks. Does anyone actually watch the same fireworks display they witnessed first-hand on video later?

  • jodyberry

    Why are they running? Don't they know fireworks will ALWAYS find you!!

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