2010/2011 New Years Eve Fireworks:- Sydney, Australia (Video)

 Sydney’s skyline has exploded as New Year’s Eve fireworks illuminated the city and dazzled spectators, ahead of the midnight extravaganza that will bring in 2011.

About 1.5 million revellers crammed into viewpoints on the foreshore, joining the people on board luxury yachts and tinnies in a celebratory roar as the party got into full swing.

The familiar rumble-and-bang of fireworks sounded shortly after 9pm (AEDT) on Friday as streams of incandescent colour shot into the heavens – a teaser for the much-hyped show-stopper set to wow the world at midnight.

An X on the Harbour Bridge reflected the Make Your Mark theme of the family-friendly display, which coincided with a lit parade of vessels on the waters below.

In true Aussie style, backyards will also be bustling with those who prefer a laid-back barbie and tinnie to soak up the last moments of 2010.

But the best views will be had by those who queued for hours to take temporary possession of a prime piece of real estate at the Botanic Gardens, the Sydney Opera House and Circular Quay.

Some splurged up to $500 for a Baywatch-themed cocktail party at the Opera Bar where guests were being served drinks by waiters in swimming costumes.

Read the full story in “Yahoo 7 News”

I hope everyone had a fabulous New Years Eve. A new year begins, with new adventures, meeting new people, and no doubt a few surprises along the way. Have a great 2011.

Unfortunately this video is restricted because of music copyright.
Some people will be able to watch it here, others will have have to watch it on You Tube.
Regardless I hope everyone enjoys the show.

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8 Responses to 2010/2011 New Years Eve Fireworks:- Sydney, Australia (Video)

  1. Sue says:

    Wow, great fireworks, from what I read in the papers this morning everyone seemed to have a great time. Had to watch the video on You Tube, seems strange anyone can watch on You Tube but they restrict viewing on some other places. I’ve noticed this happening in a lot of other blogs as well, maybe it’s just us in Australia do you think?

    Happy New Year Mags, it’s going to be a great year for everyone. (positive thinking) 🙂

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi Sue,
      I agree they were great fireworks, very well done, and it’s a credit to the people who put it all together, it all went perfectly with the music.

      No it’s not only us in Australia that can’t watch some video’s, it’s in other places as well. But I have noticed that they don’t have any restrictions on news article sites, something has definitely changed at the YouTube end of things. I was told that some music company’s get a commission when someone clicks onto the video but only on YouTube, maybe that is the explanation.

      Happy New Year to you as well Sue, and positive thinking is always the best option.

  2. malc50 says:

    Magnificent, magsx2! I haven’t seen the New Year’s fireworks from other world cities, but Sydney’s would be hard to beat.

  3. Selma says:

    It’s all to do with copyright and royalties, I suspect. The fireworks were spectacular. I saw them in person. Very crowded though. I’m not good with crowds. However, the wonderful fireworks made up for it. Awesome.

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi Selma,
      That’s great actually being there to see the fireworks in person, it would of been fantastic. Yes unfortunately it gets crowded every year, but the main thing of course is that you had a great time, and sounds like you did.

      Yes I have notice the copyright on YouTube is getting worse I feel. The amount of video’s in the last couple of days that I couldn’t watch on other blogs is unreal. But no big deal clicking onto YouTube, it’s just annoying.
      There were other video’s of course on the fireworks, all the official one’s were the same as far as copyright go. But there were others taken by people there, but with different music, just wasn’t the same. So I stuck with the original, as it all fitted together so well.

  4. travelrat says:

    And there we were, on a freezing hilltop, launching Chinese paper lanterns …

    Re videos: I feel rather uneasy embedding any but my own; if it was someone else’s work, I usually just put in a link to it.

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