I was the master of buttons!
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I GOT TO PUSH BUTTONS! I GOT TO PUSH BUTTONS! For the first time, I sent the electronic part of the show up! Mom brought her digital camera and got some really sweet pictures. As soon as she gets them to her computer and sent to me, I'll post them. I'm SO EXCITED! WOOHOO! (Adrenaline is still pumping!)
I've had a lot of people tell me they'd like to get into doing this sort of thing. I'd like to give them some inside info. If you're still reading this exceptionally long blog, you might be one of them.
1. It's back-breaking work. It's nothing to put in 18 hour days setting up shows. Some shows (like
2. You don't get to watch your show. There's SO MUCH going on during the firing that you don't have the luxury of looking up. If you're not pushing buttons, you are hand lighting, putting out fires, or rescuing mods that have pulled out... etc... There's no sitting back to enjoy the fruits of your labor. So if you like watching fireworks, this may not be for you.
Okay, why do I do it? Well, why we all work, extra money. It is satisfying beyond words to hear people honk and cheer after the finale. The compliments you get also make it all worth while.
To get started doing what I do, go to a local fireworks show and ask the group in charge which company they bought the fireworks from. Call that company and tell them you are interested in being an exhibitor's assistant. They should be able to set you up with an exhibitor that needs an extra hand on his/her crew!
I just found out that I have to go BACK to the headquarters in New Castle tomorrow to return the truck and racks. *sigh* One more day...