I'm a Firefighter (Volley) was in a town that had 4-5 Pro displays per year. I watched on standby as they set things up then set them off.
Went to MO to visit my son who was an Army EOD Tech for the 4th.
No we did not use any military stuff.
The prices in MO were quite less than WI and they discounted me for being an FF. Yes, we understood each other when using the cannon fuse to do chain reactions. Light the fuse grab a beer and watch. Awesome.
If you ever get a chance visit Reeves Boomland. I believe it is on the AR state line.
Newer buildings right off of the expressway, and only open 1 month before and after the fourth of July.
Must be a fair amount of profit - only open 3 months and make enough to support the physical structure and tax bill.
Maybe the rest of us are in the wrong line of work....
I remember when they did outlaw the heavy stuff in Montana, you could still get it. You just had to grease the guy behind the counter a little.
Joe Dirt: So you're gonna tell me that you don't have no black cats, no Roman Candles, or screaming mimis?
Kicking Wing: No.
Joe Dirt: Oh come on, man. You got no lady fingers, fuzz buttles, snicker bombs, church burners, finger blasters, gut busters, zippity do das, or crap flappers?
Kicking Wing: No, I don't.
Joe Dirt: You're gonna stand there, ownin' a fireworks stand, and tell me you don't have no whistlin' bungholes, no spleen splitters, whisker biscuits, honkey lighters, hoosker doos, hoosker don'ts, cherry bombs, nipsy daisers, with or without the scooter stick, or one single whistlin' kitty chaser?
Kicking Wing: No... because snakes and sparklers are the only ones I like.
Joe Dirt: Well that might be your problem, it's not what you like, it's the consumer