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Note Nov. 9th, 2003 11:07 am
It's fireworks *night*, not fireworks bloody *week*.

From: hypermallard
Date: November 9th, 2003 - 03:23 am (Link)
Seconded!

Though I suspect that *fortnight* is probably more likely :-/
From: swiftangel
Date: November 9th, 2003 - 04:12 am (Link)
I've been hearing fireworks every single night since I got here... :/
From: ravenevermore
Date: November 9th, 2003 - 07:18 am (Link)
Yeah, but I also heard them when I first arrived in august... we have some sort of weird club/party/fucked up social gathering somewhere in the area that seems to give rise to these sort of things....

Pedantic Goth Git writes ...

From: bootpunk
Date: November 9th, 2003 - 04:15 am (Link)
... well, the big show on Saturday (actually, one of the two big shows in central London) was for the Lord Mayors Day celebrations.

But yes, I'm getting sick & tired of all the noise. Its bloody awful round my neck of the woods. And they set them off until almost 1am, the little shitheads.
From: wildeabandon
Date: November 9th, 2003 - 04:54 am (Link)
Odd, I don't think I've ever heard it called fireworks night. It always used to be Guy Faukes(Fawkes?) night, or more frequently Bonfire night.

Anyway, I think it does make sense for commercial displays to be on the weekends surrounding the 5th, so the wee kids don't have school the next day. And we had our display on the Tuesday, cos we always have it the day after Laughtons, or eveyone would have gone home.

People often have Christmas parties in the weeks leading up to the day itself as well, and whilst this is probably more annoying, it's not much different.

From: wechsler
Date: November 9th, 2003 - 05:16 am (Link)
it's not much different.

Only if people pull about 50 really fucking loud crackers each until 1am.
From: wildeabandon
Date: November 9th, 2003 - 05:22 am (Link)
Well yes. But that's people being rude and inconsiderate, and would be rude and inconsiderate even if they only did it on one night.

But *hugs* That does suck rather a lot. I would say "See, you should move back to Cambrige", but that would be a little counterproductive since I'm heading Londonwards soon...
From: lovelybug
Date: November 9th, 2003 - 05:13 am (Link)
*rolls eyes* damn right - they were going off late into the night in Tooting too. It wouldn't bother me so much, but these long drawn out firework related celebrations can cause utter misery for animals. They should be limited to one night.
From: ravenevermore
Date: November 9th, 2003 - 07:19 am (Link)
See, I know that my family had their fireworks party last night, but in their case it made sense cause a) they didn't have to be up for work the next morning and b) the kids didn't have to be up for school... but then again, they live in the middle of a field, so they don't really disturb anyone...

Having said that, yes, the over-use of fireworks in this area has been right pissing me off...
From: thehalibutkid
Date: November 9th, 2003 - 08:50 am (Link)
There is also the added problem this year of Nov 5th sitting in the middle of the week. So people will be organising parties on both weekends.