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Explosion Fest

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Recently, I was looking at a couple of heavy metal festivals. The events feature bands, some new, some old school. They all have their own sound and fans who like it, from the intricate to the simplistic and brutal. If you think about it, an explosion could be considered at one end of the metal spectrum, with someone like Opeth at the other end... anyway I digress. My point is that explosions are fun. It's no fun when people die, but that's not necessary. So, let's create an explosion festival.

Find a desert, or big open field*, then put together your explosion line up. Bring in the appropriate experts to set everything off, add some lighting, possibly some ominous music... done.

"Hey dude, what you here for?"

"Well, everybody's gonna want to watch the 10 tonnes of Ammonium Perchlorate, it's headlining for a reason, but I'm old school, I'm gonna be front and center for the nitroglycerine on sunday morning.... just has a nice "crack!" you know?"

"I'm not a crack kind of guy, I'm stoked for the "whumph!!" you get from fuel-air"

"conflagration guy eh? when's fuel air on?" "sunday, just before hydrogen"

"I'll be at the beer tent for that, I hate pop... especially squeaky"

"Yeah, well, there's a garbage can of thermite on the other stage"

"pah, thermite, in the day? waste if you ask me"

"too right, bring your hat?"

"10 tonnes of ammonium nitrate buried at 50ft down? I'm not having a pound of soil down my shirt... not again, got two hats"

and so on.

*If I were a farmer, i'd be OK with someone using one of my fallow fields considering the amounts of free fixed nitrogen that's likely to be thrown about.

bs0u0155, Nov 17 2014

Next Best Thing http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MythBusters
Gratuitous explosions for the afficianado [csea, Nov 18 2014]

400 tons sodium lake US military http://www.youtube....watch?v=HY7mTCMvpEM
It was *so* surplus [Loris, Nov 19 2014]

Big Sandy Shoot https://www.youtube...watch?v=uCppmoZiXUY
Almost baked -- more guns, less explosions than this idea. [sninctown, Nov 23 2014]

Well baked http://upload.wikim...Eiffel_Tower_49.jpg
fireworks [Voice, Nov 23 2014]

This would get headline slot https://www.youtube...watch?v=YNlOtLhnsEE
[bs0u0155, Nov 24 2014]

Pyrotechnics Guild International Convention https://www.google....+convention&tbm=vid
[Sunstone, Jun 30 2017]


       blatant pandering...[+]
FlyingToaster, Nov 17 2014

       I saw Blatant Pandering live - it was okay, but I like their studio work better.
normzone, Nov 17 2014

       Isn't this a fireworks display taken to a bit of an extreme?
MechE, Nov 17 2014

       I would go to this.
MaxwellBuchanan, Nov 17 2014

       //Isn't this a fireworks display taken to a bit of an extreme?//   

bs0u0155, Nov 17 2014

       Oh hell yea. [+]
doctorremulac3, Nov 17 2014

       Kaboom! +
blissmiss, Nov 17 2014

       Isn't this Mythbusters?
bungston, Nov 17 2014

       Nothing to vote against here. Faultless. [+]
AusCan531, Nov 17 2014

       I've turned my attention to implodier things. But explosions are nice.
rcarty, Nov 17 2014


       I wonder if AfroAssault still has my rocket launcher
calum, Nov 18 2014

       [+] You had me at hello...!
xandram, Nov 18 2014

       If things implode and explode, what's plode?   

       " plaudere to clap, applaud"   

       For example when I say the schizophrenic on stage with Obama was implosion, on one level I mean nobody clapped when they should have. The meaning was lost. Explosion, implosion, displode is very interesting etymology.
rcarty, Nov 18 2014

       There's a video on YouTube (which I might look for when I'm on a sytem that can access YouTube) of the US military dumping 400 tons of surplus metallic Sodium in a lake - it really makes quite a good explosion
hippo, Nov 18 2014

       There's no way in the world 400 tons of sodium was "surplus" there's a market for that kind of stuff. Which makes it all the cooler that they did it.
bs0u0155, Nov 18 2014

       Can we hold this year's festivities on the Iraqi-Syrian border?
RayfordSteele, Nov 18 2014

       Explosives + HalfBakers   

       Like pushing a cow into a river full of piranha...   

       Bun, of course. [+]
Grogster, Nov 18 2014

       [Loris] yes, that was the video I was thinking of - what else are you supposed to do with surplus sodium?
hippo, Nov 19 2014

       While dumping surplus sodium in water might be fun, it leads to surplus sodium hydroxide, which is even less useful.
bs0u0155, Nov 19 2014




8th of 7, Nov 22 2014

       The jolly music on that video is excellent
hippo, Nov 22 2014

       The "400 tons sodium" link audio states 20,000 lb - which would be 10 tons, not 400.   

       Which, when added to Lake Lenore, comes out to about a 28 micromolar NaOH solution.
lurch, Nov 24 2014

       Only 10 tons of sodium!
hippo, Nov 25 2014

       //Only 10 tons of sodium!//   

       Marked For Tagline
bs0u0155, Nov 26 2014

       [+] I'd probably go.   

       Mexico has that make-your-own-explosive-hammer festival, which is related, I guess.
notexactly, May 21 2017

       boom, boom, bang, pop, What did you say?   

dev45, May 24 2017

       //The "400 tons sodium" link audio states 20,000 lb - which would be 10 tons, not 400.//   

       Oh. I suppose I thought those were much smaller american tons, or something.
Loris, Jul 02 2017

       //much smaller american tons, or something.//   

       Smaller American pints, combined with lax regulations on glass fullness means a British pint is routinely 50% more by volume. This leads to unexpected sobriety/drunkenness upon transatlantic travel. Also, they sell quarts of half & half over here. Not sure what to make of that.
bs0u0155, Jul 05 2017


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