by Stone Semyorka
Imagine a spectacular night-time fireworks display over the ocean. Showers of multicolor ordinance exploding in the sky and spiraling downward. Few experiences can get your pulse racing and your senses reacting more than a dramatic show of pyrotechnics.
In cities and towns across America on July 4, public and private displays of fireworks from backyard parties to major national events were spectacles of excitement in lights and sounds.
As I like to say, SL mimics RL. So it was no different for Savannah Stein as she stood out on a beach in Second Life on July 4, awestruck under a huge splash of colors chasing one another across the sky above the Hillary Clinton 2008 SL Campaign headquarters.
“I love the fireworks,” Savannah exclaimed breathlessly as she watched the trail of ascending rockets and the blossoming explosions in the sky over Platon. “They’re so beautiful.”
Hundreds of spectators assembled in and around the island HQ and on the beach to watch the fireworks.
The temperature was perfect and there wasn’t a cloud in the sky other than manmade plumes of digital fuel simulating the burned barium and strontium monochloride and copper one might see in RL. It was an ideal scene for mixing entertainment with politics.
Fireworks were more or less continuous at the HQ from the evening of July 3 through July 4, capping a large Independence Day celebration that included inspirational songs, dancing and the wearing of patriotic colors.
“We came out because it’s the Fourth of July and we wanted to show support for Hillary,” MaryBeth Greggan said. “The music is great.”
“I am amazed and happy that so many people came out,” a campaign worker told this writer.
The display was breathtaking. Some of the most striking moments are recorded in this post.
The writer reminisces while watching fireworks above the Hillary Clinton 2008 SL Campaign headquarters island.