Issue #3

Issue #3

Iceland, known predominantly for its cold weather (which is not at all accurate), geysers (which is very accurate), the international artist Bjork, and of course, the Eyjafjallajökull volcanic eruption of 2010 (mainly because it briefly disrupted European air travel). But did you know that the Icelandic people harbor an unrivaled love of fireworks that can cause them to literally...

In 2014, the Pyrotechincs Guild International (PGI) returned to the heartland of America in Mason City, Iowa for its annual gathering of over 3,000 members. In addition to the members who attended, tens of thousands of spectators also attended the evening displays during the course of the 7-day event. Regardless of whether you were a member or a spectator, everyone...

Grucci: A Truly Historic Fireworks Dynasty An Interview with Phil Grucci, CEO Interviewer: Michael Richards Phil Grucci Now that I’ve reached an age when I can begin to look back and marvel at some of the events I’ve personally witnessed or watched on television, I’ve begun to make a mental list of the things that have truly astonished me during my lifetime....

Photography by Angelo Caruana This was another impressive year for the Mount Carmel Pyrotechnic team of Żurrieq. A year you could say culminated on Saturday, July 26th, when Malta’s nighttime skies above Żurrieq filled with intensely bright colors and a creative intermix of innovative pyrotechnic effects. Actually, July 26th was a genuine night of firsts for the company. This because for...

La Fête du Lac d’Annecy is a standard stop in our annual summer road trip. The ambiance of the city, the people and the amazing shows have made this an unforgettable experience from the beginning. The origin of this buzzing festival goes way back in time, during the annexation of the Savoy to France. In the year 1860 the emperor...

I have always loved fireworks. My first experience with them was back in 1960, in Sarasota, Florida, when I was six years old. We stayed at a beach resort on the Gulf of Mexico, and the owner was an older man, perhaps 70 or more, who was very friendly. In his shop he had an entire drawer filled with...

Bastille Day is actually “French National Day,” which France celebrates every year on the 14th of July. This holiday commemorates the beginning of the French Revolution with the storming of the Bastille, as well as the Fête de la Fédération celebrating the unity of the French people. This is an annual celebration full of military parades, colorfully decorated streets...

  The Dutch really love fireworks—insanely love fireworks. Maybe that’s an understatement, but it is definitely factual nonetheless, and rarely stated as a simple sentence out loud. It is to the extent they love fireworks that makes them come across as “pyroholics,” however. Yearly, we spend somewhere in the ballpark of 67 million Euro's on legal fireworks. It's hard to...

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Iceland, known predominantly for its cold weather (which is not at all accurate), geysers (which is very accurate), the international artist Bjork, and of...

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Popularly known throughout the world for their Gouda Cheese, Clogs and Windmills, the Dutch are now becoming increasingly recognised for their love of fireworks....

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In 2014, the Pyrotechincs Guild International (PGI) returned to the heartland of America in Mason City, Iowa for its annual gathering of over 3,000...

Pyrotechnic Magazine - Interviews

Grucci: A Truly Historic Fireworks Dynasty An Interview with Phil Grucci, CEO Interviewer: Michael Richards Phil Grucci Now that I’ve reached an age when I can begin...