Sunday, July 24, 2011

Unfiltered Pastures

It’s such a nice way to spend a warm summer evening, watching a fireworks show in Montreal.

Last night, we were at La Ronde to watch Canada’s entry in l’International des Feux Loto-Quebec. The show was presented by BEM Fireworks.

In my opinion, last night’s spectacle was at its finest when the soundtrack reached Richard Wagner’s “Ride of the Valkyries”. The choice of colors and bomb sizes dazzled and this particular section featured, dare I say, impeccable synchronization.

By way of sight and sound, finales at the Montreal fireworks competition nearly always boggle the brain and this one did not disappoint!

It was nice to spend time together and with Tristan’s friend. Eric.

Naturally, when out in large crowds, there’s the inevitable risk of encountering Wal-Mart oxen who’ve dumbly strayed from the herd. Unfortunately, for the duration of the show, we were forced to endure the stupid comments, loud singing and inane conversation of two grunting cows plopped directly behind us. The only break from their snorting and cud-chomping came when they were drowned out by multiple fireworks explosions, or when they lifted their hefty frames off tortured chairs to trod off, hooves clomping, for another sip of free wine.

Susan, itching to comment on their inconsiderate grazing habits, either doesn't understand, or doesn't accept, that brushes with these beasts is par for the course when wandering unfiltered pastures.

From the perspective of average Canadian or tourist, bilingual narration would have been much appreciated in last night's show because as far as I’m concerned, it’s not Canada if it’s not bilingual .

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