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Re: What made me happy today...

I may be biased but I feel London’s firework display kicks all other display’s butts 👌🏼

 

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@mahj

I agree with that. A superb show. One of the best I've seen....

My only gripe was the choice of music chosen for the firework display.

Not as good this year as I have heard during the past 3 years...

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@Cleoriff

Agreed! It had one of my faves but the rest were rubbish!
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We did watch and enjoy the London fireworks on TV, like others though, not a fan of the music selection.

 

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All that money which could have helped the homeless, gone in a puff of smoke. For what....

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@jonsie wrote:

All that money which could have helped the homeless, gone in a puff of smoke. For what....


Tradition? 

 

Better than 13.8M paid to a ferry company that has on ferries... go figure that one?

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The display cost £3 million. £1million of that was paid for by ticket sales and concession income. 

It's estimated that ticketholders who came to London to attend the fireworks brought an economic benefit of £6.5 million to the city.

 

Whilst I admire the sentiment 'it could have gone to the homeless'. It wouldn't.

The NHS is still waiting for it's £350 million if we voted to leave the EU...

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On the topic of EU and the firework show in Londond earlier this morning... did anyone associate the blue London Eye and the starbursts around it with the flag of the EU? 

 

I heard the bit about London being open for business, but missed the golden stars round the blue ring bit.

 

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Gotta admit, I did think it looked like the EU flag, nice fireworks but definitely an event aimed at luvving up to the EU.

Confirmed by the mayor himself later on.

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Thankyou @viridis for that pic. On the news prior to the show, someone involved with set up of the display stated it would have an EU theme. I thought maybe he meant the music or something and really didn’t get how the theme was put across, till you showed that image. 😄 Doh!