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Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Fourth of July Fireworks in Vienna...

Well I just came back from the fireworks show in Vienna. Everything was normal until the finale. From what I could see, there was a problem with one of the last boxes in the show. It started spewing fireworks in every direction making the workers scurry for cover. Fireworks were exploding on the quick explosions...a loud boom. Then one shot into the crowd...then another with a loud boom that fired. A display that was just like any other year was turned into a horror show in 20 seconds. Intermixed with the chaos came cheers from an unknowing, appreciative crowd that was happy another Fourth of July came to a close. I sensed that something was wrong which was later confirmed by the three ambulances that came around five minutes later. Hopefully, I don't see any casualties or injured on the news...but I'm pessimistic.

Update: Seven injured...two serious.

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