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Show Idea: 5-Minute Salute to Midnight

There’s nothing more satisfying than celebrating the New Year with a massive fireworks display at midnight. It’s the one show every year that doesn’t require a long build-up to tease your audience along toward the grand finale – you just skip to the good part and light up the sky as the clock strikes midnight!

Even so, it’s not always as simple as grabbing your July 4th leftovers and lighting everything all at once. We know that many of you are taking that next step into building more elaborate displays, so we want to share a few ideas to help you add some extra finesse to your New Year’s fireworks show.

To that end, we’ve designed a fast-paced, hard-hitting show that uses a large amount of pyrotechnics in a short amount of time. While the primary goal of this show is to be fast and loud, there are still plenty of great effects and lots of color to give the show plenty of pyrotechnic beauty while leaving a lasting impression on your New Year’s Eve party guests.

The Fireworks

Below are the suggested fireworks for this show, but feel free to make it your own by substituting some of your favorites. You can also reach out to us if you need help with ideas. You’ll need one case of each item:

 

Firework Type Duration
(Seconds)
Case Qty Case Price
Absolute Evil
Absolute Evil
200g 25 12 $62.77
Amazing
Amazing
Fountain N/A 4 $70.83
Chaos Theory
Chaos Theory
500g 20 1 $97.20
Drain Bamaged
Drain Bamaged
200g 20 12 $79.02
Echo in the Ear
Echo in the Ear
Artillery N/A 72 $172.39
Escape Velocity
Escape Velocity
500g 25 2 $52.06
Galaxy Buster
Galaxy Buster
500g 27 4 $76.56
Heavy Ordnance Canister Artillery
Heavy Ordnance
Artillery N/A 72 $141.73
Publicity Stunt
Publicity Stunt
500g 30 4 $80.35
Two If By Sea
Two If by Sea
500g 40 4 $74.82
Whacky Tobacky
Whacky Tobacky
Rack 20 2 $95.44
 Total  $1,003.17

The Amazing fountains provide ground-level and lower-sky entertainment. They will run throughout the entire show except for the last 30 seconds as the finale is taking place and all eyes will high in the sky anyway. These are very powerful fountains, so be sure to secure them to prevent them from tipping over while firing.

The 60-gram canister shells from Heavy Ordnance will provide additional noise as the shells thump out of their mortars and explode high into the sky with massive breaks. The other 60-gram canister shells from Echo in the Ear will be used as the backbone of the finale to really pound the sky with loud, huge breaks.

Note that using this many artillery shells requires mortar racks, so you can set these up in advance with your preferred firing method. Whatever method you choose, be sure that all mortars are secured against tipping over when firing. If you are unsure about this, we recommend leaving them out of the show or substituting additional repeaters or finale racks.

The 200-gram repeaters Absolute Evil and Drain Bamaged will give the show a consistent theme and fill the middle sky throughout the show while the various 500-gram repeaters give a unique flair to the higher sky. These fireworks provide the bulk of the show run time. When firing multiple repeaters, we recommend using an electrical firing system or multiple people to hand light the fuses. Be sure to secure the repeaters to prevent them from tipping over while firing.

The Setup

Firing Station Layout

This show requires two primary firing stations, ideally spaced about 50 feet apart, with a third firing station for the finale between the two primary firing stations. Below is a simple diagram of the firing station layout:

Firing Station Setup

Show Rundown

You will notice that, for the most part, Station 1 and Station 3 are mirror images of each other. That is, whatever is being fired at Station 1 is also being fired at Station 3. Firing the same firework at the same time compounds the effects of the firework and is a technique used by professional shows. We switch this up a little toward the end to break this pattern up.

Event Station 1 Station 2 Station 3 Start Time Duration
(Seconds)
End Time
1 Amazing Amazing 0:00 120 2:00
2 6 Heavy Ordnance shells 6 Heavy Ordnance shells 0:10 3 0:13
3 Galaxy Buster
Absolute Evil
Galaxy Buster
Absolute Evil
0:13 27 0:40
4 6 Heavy Ordnance shells 6 Heavy Ordnance shells 0:40 3 0:43
5 Two If by Sea
Drain Bamaged
Two If by Sea
Drain Bamaged
0:43 40 1:23
6 6 Heavy Ordnance shells 6 Heavy Ordnance shells 1:23 3 1:26
7 Publicity Stunt
2 Absolute Evils
Publicity Stunt
2 Absolute Evils
1:26 30 1:56
8 6 Heavy Ordnance shells 6 Heavy Ordnance shells 1:56 3 1:59
9 Amazing Amazing 1:59 120 3:59
10 Escape Velocity
Drain Bamaged
Absolute Evil
Escape Velocity
Drain Bamaged
Absolute Evil
1:59 25 2:24
11 6 Heavy Ordnance shells 6 Heavy Ordnance shells 2:24 3 2:27
12 Publicity Stunt
2 Drain Bamaged
Galaxy Buster
2 Absolute Evils
2:27 27 2:54
13 6 Heavy Ordnance shells 6 Heavy Ordnance shells 2:54 3 2:57
14 Galaxy Buster
2 Drain Bamaged
Publicity Stunt
2 Absolute Evils
2:57 30 3:27
5 Two If by Sea
Drain Bamaged
Two If by Sea
Drain Bamaged
3:27 40 4:07
16 18 Echo In The Ear shells
Whacky Tobacky
36 Echo In The Ear shells
Chaos Theory
18 Echo In The Ear shells
Whacky Tobacky
4:07 20 4:27

The Celebration

With a little planning and setup, you will be ready to celebrate the New Year with an incredible midnight fireworks display! We hope you enjoy the show and share your own ideas in the comments. Be sure to get plenty of photos and video and tag #mysuperiorfireworks to share your show with us!

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4 Responses to Show Idea: 5-Minute Salute to Midnight

  1. Tony December 27, 2017 at 6:41 pm #

    Price for this kit please

    • Superior Fireworks December 27, 2017 at 7:23 pm #

      If you purchase each item listed here through our wholesale website, your total would be $1,003.17 before shipping and taxes, if applicable. Of course, you’re also free to customize the show line-up for your own preferences, which would affect the total cost.

  2. Tony December 27, 2017 at 6:42 pm #

    Total # of mortars?

    • Superior Fireworks December 27, 2017 at 7:47 pm #

      We’ve proposed 1 case of Echo in the Ear, which has 72 shells, plus 1 case of Heavy Ordnance, which also has 72 shells, bringing you to 144 total. Plus the 1202 other aerial breaks from the repeaters!

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