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To be excited about New Years fireworks and stuff.

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Fakebook Sun 30-Dec-12 18:46:13

I can't wait. So much fun. I'll be looking out my window after I've let off a few boxes of rockets and big bangs.

catgirl1976geesealaying Sun 30-Dec-12 19:04:56


I love fireworks

tethersjinglebellend Sun 30-Dec-12 19:10:28

I loved them until I had a child who wakes screaming in terror with every bang.

Now they make me want to kill.

I will love them again one day.

Sirzy Sun 30-Dec-12 19:11:17

Yabu. I hate fireworks, I hate being woken up by them even more.

(yes I know I am a miserable bitch!)

missrlr Sun 30-Dec-12 19:48:42

Bloody things should be banned for public sale. no one bothers to use common courtesy to advise their neighbours of their impending explosions so we can plan actions to limit effects on scared dogs, children and so on.
And setting them off at all hours of the night just stop it or if you must piss all your neighbours off let them know when it will start AND STOP so we know when NOT to try and get a dog out for a wee or a child back to sleep.
Or not use them and let some fcukwit child set them off on the morning walk to school along a pavement hitting my dog and I and another child because you can't be arsed to keep the, safe when you have bought them and not suede the bloody things
Better still bugger off to a public display.
(Removes self from soap box)

Mrsrudolphduvall Sun 30-Dec-12 19:50:40

They are going off already here.

(shouts "you are a day early you bastards")

I hate them.

BigShinyBaubles Sun 30-Dec-12 19:54:02

We have a few every year and we always tell our neighbours.
There will be loads round where I live and the more the merrier grin

DisappointedPantomimeHorse Sun 30-Dec-12 19:55:28

YABU. I hate fireworks.

Letting the general stupid public loose with explosives is a very bad idea as I can testify after I had one thrown at me.

Bah humbug wink

nagynolonger Sun 30-Dec-12 19:57:47

I don't remember any fireworks on NYE before the year 2000.

Not very keen on New Year fireworks except maybe the big displays in London etc. Even then surely the money going up in smoke could be spent on more worthwhile causes. Should be kept for 5th Nov IMO.

glamourousgranny42 Sun 30-Dec-12 20:01:40

YABU. What is the fascination with these things? Surely once you've seen one that's it. And loud bangs are entertaining because......? Simple things and all that I suppose

Hassled Sun 30-Dec-12 20:03:35

I like them, but am another who doesn't need to wait till tomorrow - the idiots without calendars around here having been setting them off the last 2 nights.

LadyBeagleBaublesandBells Sun 30-Dec-12 20:07:00

I don't like the random ones but love the big displays.
The Edinburgh street party has had them for years, way before the millenium, with the castle as backdrop and classical music.
I haven't been for many years now though, the crowds are scary.

NamingOfParts Sun 30-Dec-12 20:16:58



To really see a New Year firework display go to the Netherlands.

In NL you can only buy fireworks for a few days leading up to New Year. People spend a small fortune. On the big day kids drop bangers down drains and throw fire crackers which adults ignore. The letter boxes and dog poo bins are all sealed up by the council.

All evening you hear a few fireworks go off but nothing too big. Then at midnight everyone goes out to the front (not back) of their houses and sets off their fireworks.

It is an incredible sight. The fireworks go on solidly for an hour or more and then more intermittently until the early hours.

People walk up and down the street with glasses of champagne and toast their neighbours.

Fakebook Sun 30-Dec-12 20:51:49

NamingOfParts, that sounds like my kind of fun firework party!

Those of you saying YABU need to lighten up, wink.

NamingOfParts Sun 30-Dec-12 22:27:14

It is truly amazing Fakebook. One year the canal in front of our house froze solid so that the loud fireworks echoed off the ice.

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