The 3rd Philippine International Pyromusical Competition
Getting Awed By The Brightest Fireworks Show
Three years ago, when this Pyromusical show was hosted in SM Mall of Asia, I had come to witness the event not as a travel blogger but as a spectator like everyone else. My own goal was to catch a glimpse of one the competing countries show at least. As you can guess, or if you had been to the event as with this year or previously, it draws a lot of people. A fireworks showdown is a natural crowd gatherer, putting up a show where some of the best people in pyrotechnics can showcase their craft and their country is like watching the legendary gladiators spectacle in the roman coliseum.
This year, the density of the crowd gathering at SM MOA is staggering, the heavy traffic that probably runs over half the length and breadth of EDSA and the entire Sen Gil Puyat Ave is a major turn off. Heads up to those who intend to witness the event in the upcoming Saturdays, better come early, buy your tickets and probably enjoy the mall and its delight prior to the show. If you have a car or vehicle, you should probably bring it as commuting can be stressful after the show due to the heavy mob that's waiting to grab the next available seat.
On this night, February 18, 2012 I was invited as part of the media to cover the event. The two competing countries would be UK and Spain, with UK being a runner up last year, is probably one of the reasons why a lot of people has gathered tonight, the expectations are mounting. I took it as a challenge to photograph, I've never really successfully photograph a Pyromusical show, so please pardon my amateurish pictures. I didn't take very frame of spectacle that night as I wanted to witness it with my own eyes and not behind my viewfinder. It's really amazing, to never allow technology to stop me from marveling at things.
We where seated in the mall balcony, facing the bay, and as you can see in my pictures, there are two emaciated looking palm trees that's blocking a part of the spectacle. I'm tree friendly but I've never wish to cut down a tree this badly before.
Don't ask me how long I waited for the show to start, but I did wait patiently hoping for a better reward. A good reward that was, UK lived up to the expectations of the crowd. It was nice to watch the crowd from my vantage point getting awed by the firework spectacle. Seems like every Digicams, DLSR's and cam phone are out to capture the moment. Sponsors like close up did their show as well with the heart shaped fireworks. Spain was the 2nd presenter for the night, though I like UK better, they both delivered a good show, and the crowd went home pleased with what they witnessed.
Media Press Release
Beginning February 11 to March 17, 2012 every Saturday at 7pm, witness the brightest show on earth showcasing world-class explosions of colors harmonized with electrifying music, The 3rd Philippine International Pyromusical Competition happening at the only bayside mall of the country, SM Mall of Asia!
For ticket inquiries, call Ticket Net at 911-5555, Ticket World at 891-9999 or SM Tickets at 470-2222 or check out www.pyrophilippines.com
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