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People Labelled Liverpool's River Of Light Festival 'Worst Firework Display Ever'

People Labelled Liverpool's River Of Light Festival 'Worst Firework Display Ever'

Bonfire night is an odd time of year. A time when pets genuinely fear for their lives and loud explosions aren't given a second thought, effectively meaning you can get away with shooting someone or blowing them up.

It's not for everyone, though, because if fireworks aren't mimicking the one that Merry and Pippin set off in the Fellowship of the Ring, then they're not that impressive.

My dad was one of those left unimpressed by Liverpool's inaugural River of Light Festival.

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Liverpool's inaugural River of Light Festival, where a display lights up the sky above the River Mersey, was one of those things that was met with severe disappointment.

Scousers piled onto the Liverpool seafront as Woolybacks gathered across the water on the shores of the Wirral to watch the rockets, but it sounds as if my granddad's cremation was more exciting, as the flames reacted with the scotch that was still fresh on his liver.

In all honesty, from pictures and videos it doesn't look that bad. But I guess when you give something the title of 'River of Light Festival' you really have to make sure a Liverbird is dancing across the night sky while rocket created Beatles play 'Let It Be'.

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"They were disappointing," ECHO reporter Sophie McCoid said. "They were too far away and you could hardly hear them.

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"The display at the Liver Building was amazing but when you turned around for the main fireworks it was just really hard to see."

Jurgen Klopp will be hoping there will be more fireworks at Anfield tomorrow, as his team welcome Watford with a chance to go top of the Premier League.

My dad, meanwhile, is checking to see if he can find more excitement in a bottle of wine.

Featured image credit: PA

Topics: Liverpool, Fireworks

Mark McGowan

Mark is a journalist at LADbible, who joined in 2015 after a year as a freelance writer. In the past he blogged for independent football fan channel Redmen TV, after graduating from Staffordshire University with degrees in journalism and English literature. He has worked on campaigns such as UOKM8? and IIOC.