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Mistress of Pink...Multicoloured
Location: Over There
Member Since: 6th Apr 2002
Total posts: 6140
Posted:Today started off ok... couple of my friends (only about 4 of us) asked me if i wanted to go to a fireworks display tonight (being Guy Fawkes and all). I agreed as it was free (on Streatham Common).

Anyway we got there, quite busy and there was a fun fair and such. Watched the amazing display... really good! Then we decided to look around the fun fair a bit, was a bit boring really so we all decided to head off home.

So we were waiting at our bus stop, there was some other people there, mostly mums with young children. Obviously taken them out for the evening, and returning home. It wasn't too late at all (around 9pm).

Out of the fun fair about 50 (not kidding - seriously about 50) teenagers from the age of around 12-15 i would guess came running out screaming. We turned round to see what was happening when a firework went off into the street. When i mean went off, i mean horizontally like a bomb or something so it exploded on the ground!!! eek

So we all looked at each other as if to say, "what the... happened there?" Then another one went off to the street again, then one went off INTO the fun fair, by this time we went to walk the other way to see if there was a bus stop futher up. Just as we turned to walk up the road one went off about a meter infront of us! So we ran back to the bus stop were there were KIDS AND MOTHERS scared to hell (as were we!). After another 7 fireworks going off surrounding us, we decided the best bet was to run to up the street.

After running, we walked to the next stop. Just to see that the kids were following us, well heading our way at any rate with the fireworks. We were standing there praying for our bus before we got hit by them, ducking behind trees and so on...

Once on our bus some different kids got on (around 16yrs i would say) then they decided to set off a firework in the bus, so obviously we ran off it...

Anyway eventually got home safe... although whenever i heard a firework i would duck and panic.

I have never been so scared in my life. What IDIOTS set of fireworks towards people? confused Esspecially in largely populated areas with loads of children and parents around? I don't know how long they continued for after we went, or how many people got hurt...

I seriously thought i was going to be hurt or something, it seemed like we were in a war zone with fireworks going off all around us

meditate *calms down and breathes*

I'm still shacking slightly now.

Never pick up a duck in a dungeon...


The GF of HoP
Location: Somerset, England
Member Since: 17th Aug 2004
Total posts: 492
Posted:What utter censored! it just goggles the minds to think ppl are so stupid. That kind of behaviour cant be dismissed to just kids just being kids as ive heard some ppl put it. They are dumb and deserve it when tere own firework deform there own faces as a permenent reminder to them and there friends tha they have to use there small amount of grey matter. I hope for god that ppl like that dont get into fire twirling :shock:

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trusty sidekick to superman
Location: oxford, england, uk
Member Since: 23rd Feb 2003
Total posts: 799
Posted:o my god! hope your ok pink! that would scare the life out of me 2... thats so amazingly stupid and insensitive. and i agree, just coz theyre young, doesnt mean they dont know what theyre doing and they should get away with being total arseholes. isn't it ment to be illegal for people under 18 to even be in possession of fire works now...?

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Mags The Jedi
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Location: Cornwall, UK
Member Since: 30th May 2004
Total posts: 2020
Posted:What a bunch of idiots. Hope yer ok. hug

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Location: Cornwall
Member Since: 25th Aug 2003
Total posts: 6086
Posted:Good to know you got home safe hun! hug hug hug

It never ceases to amaze me how thoughtless and stupid people can be!

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spiny norman
Location: Cincinnati,damn it
Member Since: 24th Feb 2004
Total posts: 314
Posted:fireworks are terrifying when their comming at you,
i was a fourth of july part my uncle used to throw every year, it was always a massive crowd, as far as my familie's parties go (at least 150people) and he does a massive fireworks show, so i was sitting on this swing set watching them, an he lights this one, and it starts to spark and then it falls on its side and shot rockets into the crowd, eek, i was on this swing set and i was getting hit by sparks, and the rockets were going off aroung me, really scary, i managed to jump off and run though

you really do feel like your being shot at, needless to say, after this incident the party has never quite been the same frown

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Location: sitting on the step
Member Since: 15th Apr 2003
Total posts: 2568
Posted:hug at least you are okay hug

im going to have a pre-menstral rant her so apologies to everyone ... but i really donrt understand why fireworks are sold in corner stores and supermarkets etc!? what i mean is i dont beleive they should be, they should only be sold to people doing large public displays, people who know what they are doing..i mean these things are explosives, you dont go handing out grenades at corner shops do you? i find it all quite bizarre really.

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Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Member Since: 22nd Sep 2004
Total posts: 37
Posted:why didnt you beat the sh*t out of them - if any one of them set a firework near me or my friends we would of f**ked them up big time! stupid kids... just punch them in the head or something. make them chew on the unlit fireworks, anything... make them pay.


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Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Member Since: 25th Jan 2001
Total posts: 2758
Posted:Nice one FoeHammer... rolleyes violence is always the best way of dealing with things!


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Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road
Member Since: 30th Jul 2001
Total posts: 15965
Posted:You should try India around about this time of year. Ask Josh and Katinca or the fluffy one for Indians with fireworks stories.

Erm what everyone else but foehammer said (and the ever violent flash fire obviously wink)

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Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales
Member Since: 12th Aug 2004
Total posts: 8428
Posted:Written by: Narr

hug at least you are okay hug

im going to have a pre-menstral rant her so apologies to everyone ... but i really donrt understand why fireworks are sold in corner stores and supermarkets etc!? what i mean is i dont beleive they should be, they should only be sold to people doing large public displays, people who know what they are doing..i mean these things are explosives, you dont go handing out grenades at corner shops do you? i find it all quite bizarre really.

another hug for pink wink smile


I have long believed that fire works should not be sold to the general public.

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Location: Oxford, UK
Member Since: 22nd Jun 2004
Total posts: 406
Posted:I really can't believe that fireworks are legal...

At our display, we had a barbeque going for a bit of warmth. A firework somehow fell out of the sky (It wasn't thrown - it actually seemed to fall down after it had been launched) and landed in the barbeque, making a huge explosion and blowing the coals everywhere. No-one got hit, but my ears were ringing for hours afterwards. Dangerous stuff.

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Location: Bath Uni or Shrewsbury, UK
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Are you alright? Did you phone the police?


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Mistress of Pink...Multicoloured
Location: Over There
Member Since: 6th Apr 2002
Total posts: 6140
Posted:Thanks for all your sympathy!

Luckily all my friends and i are ok...
We didn't call the police as there was so many of them around in the area for the firework display anyway! Although they didn't seem to be doing much about these kids!

I agree with Narr, i don't think they should sell fireworks to the general public. (well sparklers are ok though)

Never pick up a duck in a dungeon...

Wild Child
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Location: Cheshire
Member Since: 2nd Sep 2004
Total posts: 1733
Posted:There's nothing like a great firework display for putting a smile on your face but they are SOO dangerous even when done properly - a guy I know lost his eye a few years ago when we were all playing out in the woods - incredibly dangerous and it stopped us doing it again.

And the ones that are on general sale now are so much bigger than they used to be - those should definitely only be available for organised events and the organisers should have to complete some basic saftey course or something. I'm all for freedom but that includes freedom to be safe

glad you're OK Pink hug

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Running hippy spinning lemming
Location: Scotland
Member Since: 16th Jul 2004
Total posts: 15
Posted:hug hug hug

had a firework thrown at me once... it was only little but i wasnt expecting it so made me jump so bad! (again was by a group of kids.... grrr)

stay safe

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Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Cambridge UK
Member Since: 29th Jul 2004
Total posts: 2895
Posted:do stupid to chuck fireworks in the ground! but sometimes people are just dumb! one of my mates wanted to let off a rocket in my garden on bonfire night, so I said ok. The dumbass stuck the rocket stick in the ground instead of down that tube thing. He lit it and this rocket just fizzed in the groundeek. Me, him and his bro suddenly found ourselves trying to run through a closed door in a blind panic (we'd just seen these things explode in the air) and BANG! rocket exploded, fortunately everyone was ok, but I had a massive go at my mate. and took the piss out of him all night for that. spank
anyways... glad you're ok Pink hug

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Mistress Aurora
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Location: Stillwater,OK/Wichita Falls,TX
Member Since: 19th Jan 2003
Total posts: 1032
Posted:hug Aww honey I'm sorry

I kind of would of done about the same thing as FoeHammer though. Just steal their fireworks away from them and toss them into the river or lake to where they weren't usable.

In US you can only purchase fireworks during the 4th of July and sometimes during Chinese New Year.

But you are not allowed to purchase any big fireworks unless you are 18+. Fireworks are pretty much banned in city limits and most towns have places for people to go and set off their fireworks while police, fire department, and ambulances supervise.

I've seen stupidity before during 4th of July celebrations. This was way before the popos(cops) started REALLY cracking down on in-city-limits fireworks. My family and tons of others were heading out towards the AFB to watch a professional fireworks display and there were some idiots setting fireworks off on the middle lines that seperate opposing traffic! Stupid people! Some of them were adults as well!

I'm just glad you and your buds are ok, I just hope everybody else wasn't hurt too badly. hug

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Location: HOP
Member Since: 18th Nov 2003
Total posts: 984
Posted:I to too am scared of kids with fireworks.

1.My house got burnt down several years ago by neighbourhood kids playing with fireworks next to our fence.
2. I once went to a public fireworks event at a beach and some kids were firing rockets along horizontal with the ground over the crowd. I got hit in the back of my head and got a huge lump and a lot of burnt hair.
In both cases the kids never got caught by the police frown .

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