Best ever display?

  peter99co 14:46 01 Jan 2011
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Well I thought it was good.

I've just watched the video and thought it was pretty amazing! I particularly liked the part where it was playing to Queen's We Will Rock You.

  OTT_B 15:53 01 Jan 2011

Very good indeed.
For some reason I feel sorry for any fish in the Thames though!

  jakimo 16:26 01 Jan 2011

watched it at midnight,and it was very impressive,certainly matched displays from other countries,including Australia.

although you can never tell if that shown is in a loop

  peter99co 16:37 01 Jan 2011

I have never seen it live but maybe a poster who has seen this years display can comment on the video and music relationship.

I even missed the event on live TV this time.

  sunnystaines 16:47 01 Jan 2011

looked very good, thanks for postimg

  QuizMan 17:11 01 Jan 2011

jakimo - it was not in a loop. I had freinds round last night and we watched it on TV. It lasted about 10 minutes in all so the clip from the BBC is edited.

The fireworks were splendid. I particularly liked the shots of Big Ben in silhouette.

  Mr Mistoffelees 18:46 01 Jan 2011

available on BBC iPlayer click here

  morddwyd 19:21 01 Jan 2011

So how did New Year become such a major celebration in the UK?

Leaving aside the Scots, who have always celebrated Hogmanay rather than Christmas (Christmas was a normal working day in many areas of Scotland within my memory), and a few thousand in Trafalgar Square every year, when I was a yongster, late forties early fifties, the rest of the UK was totally quiet.

I can remember once heading home at 11.30, and the buses had all stopped, and so had the taxis (pubs shut at 11.00).

We dod have a lady opposite who used to bang a couple of dustbin lids, but she was a Scot!

The rest of us got our heads down as normal, ready for work the next morning.

Is this major addition to global warming yet another American import?

  peter99co 19:35 01 Jan 2011

My first thought was how much did it cost? The OZ version was £2m I think.

  morddwyd 07:44 02 Jan 2011

I wonder how many bilharzia treatments that would have paid for.

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