Another year; another festival season; another night of fireworks. This year the Scottish Chamber Orchestra performed Brahms Hungarian Dances and Dvorak Slavonic Dances, which were very enjoyable pieces, to over 100,000 fireworks. The cascading waterfall fireworks were the evening’s most spectacular sight: Edinburgh Castle really is a wondrous backdrop to such a visual feast.
Despite the programme advertising a running time of 45 minutes, this year’s fireworks display lasted just under a hour. This felt too long, especially judging by the number of people leaving Princes St before the firework display’s end. People watching at Inverleith Park have also passed similar comments regarding the length to me.
The short video below brings some of the sights and sounds of the Bank of Scotland Fireworks Concert 2008 to life. Next year I hope the fireworks are a little shorter and a little punchier. Still a must-see though.