Celebration of Light 2010 Fireworks Photos: Team Spain

Sunday, July 25th, 2010 — 1:40pm PDT
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Last night Team Spain dazzled a crowd of 500,000 at English Bay. The largest waterfront fireworks display of its kind in North America has made an impression in the photography realm as the Celebration of Light was featured today on the Flickr Blog.

Crowd is getting thicker at English Bay #fireworks @celeboflight English Bay sunset. Fireworks 1 hour away. Tune into @shore104fm for soundtrack.

We went down early to catch ShoreFest (free beach concert series) prior to taking our seats on top of the Bath House.

Wil at ShoreFest

English Bay before the Fireworks (Spain)

While News1130 reports that people weren’t as impressed as they were with Team USA’s performance, I definitely saw some fireworks that I had never previously experienced. They were big, bright, golden, and some went up, went down, then floated back up like ghosts.

Photo credit: @kumii on Flickr
Celebration of Light
Photo credit: bryanh on Flickr
Celebration of Light - Spain
Photo credit: gwacdotca on Flickr
Whoah, Dude!
Photo credit: Tom Wiebe on Flickr
Vancouver’s Celebration of Light
Photo credit: neil.fisher on Flickr
Celebration of Light 2010: Spain - Hell & Heaven
Photo credit: zzinger on Flickr
Gran Final
Photo credit: Tom Wiebe on Flickr

Should you take any photos of the Celebration of Light fireworks on Wednesday (by Team Mexico) please feel free to add them to the Miss604 Flickr group.

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  1. Danica says:

    I actually preferred Spain’s performance over the USA’s. I loved how they used so many glittery fireworks ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Lauren says:

    Couldn’t hear the music, but last night’s finale was unreal.

  3. Caio says:

    I preferred Spain’s performance over the USA’s too… It was perfect! I wasnt expecting to be that good!

  4. zack says:

    Are there any family-friendly spots on English Bay away from rowdy crowds?

  5. Wendy says:

    Drop dead gorgeous photos!

  6. front row seat says:

    USA really sucked this year, they obviously can’t afford to be called back! It’s a tie between the great music and timing of Spain and the raw exuberance of Mexico!

  7. Willy B says:

    1 – USA’s display was not up to par, with a very poor connection of the aerials to the music. And with such exciting music, how could it be so blah? There were moments, but overall it was a dud.
    2 – Viva Spain! I was transfixed. Someone finally managed to perfectly match their aerial displays with their music. I loved it from the unique opening to the exciting end. I will remember this as one of my favorites since day one of the festivals.
    3 – Mexico – From one of the best to maybe the worst ever. That was one big mistake, from the unexciting music down to the last little fizzles that popped up by mistake after the finale. Too much tequila on the barge?
    4 – Finale – What happened to the music that was used during nights 1,2 and 3? The USA’s dispaly was done to swing music, but we didn’t hear one swing song in the finale, which was very soft, but I think it was Chinese music throughout. Very strange to combine that with exuberant explosions that had nothing to do with the music. At least Spain’s aerial display was good enough to overcome some of the least exciting music ever in a finale.
    Score this year: 3 duds, 1 winner. Viva Espana!

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