Skyfire means two things:
1. Fireworks set to music.
2. Canberra’s annual rush hour – with drunkenness and Canberrans (unnaccustomed to serious traffic) in the mix.
Oh, and jet fighters.
People gather all around Lake Burley Griffin for hours before any kind of show begins. Around six o’clock, stuff starts happening. Jet fighters, helicopters, Jessica Mauboy, radio people (it’s run by 104.7FM), and so on.
The barges above are where all the explosives are. The helicopter is either part of the entertainment or standing by in case of drunken accidents. Beside it is the Carillion, which lights up at night (you can see it in most of the photos below).
It was very cold, and even rained.
And then it began!
Here’s a video to show you what “fireworks set to music” actually means.
The final song was “Firework” by Katy Perry.
The instant it was finished (as captured above) we elbowed children and drunks out of the way willy-nilly in order to get out of the crush before it fully congealed.
As always, totally worth it.
Tomorrow is the FINAL DAY of the Year of Daily Awesomeness.
There’ll be a greatest hits video.