Vegas Preps For "The Big Bang"
VEGAS, NV - The eyes of the world will be riveted on the Las Vegas
Strip December 31 as the city delivers the biggest, most spectacular
New Year's Eve fireworks show in the history of the famed boulevard.
midnight, more than 13,000 shells will race to the heavens and explode
in a choreographed feat of pyrotechnic mastery along an approximate
four-mile stretch from Mandalay Bay to the Stratosphere Tower. A
grand procession of glittering comets, tiger tails, bombette candles
and specially designed, Las Vegas-themed fireworks will illuminate
the sky during the 10-minute performance. A simultaneous exhibition
will burst and sparkle above the heads of revelers downtown under
the canopy of the Fremont Street Experience.
have planned an awe-inspiring display that will capture the spirit
of a Las Vegas-style celebration," said Rossi Ralenkotter, vice
president of marketing for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors
Authority (LVCVA). "A presentation of this magnitude is an unforgettable
way to welcome the New Year for the city's residents and the estimated
263,000 visitors who will celebrate with us that night."
Fireworks Internationale, which has a 100-year history spanning
three generations of manufacturing and exhibiting fireworks shows
worldwide, is producing the Las Vegas New Year's Eve extravaganza.
The company has produced the world's largest pyro-musical productions,
including the City of Chicago's Sesquicentennial; last year's massive,
multi-borough, choreographed display in New York; and a New Year's
Day show in Pittsburgh executed from four of the city's tallest
skyscrapers, the Smithfield bridge and six barges.
will be launched from 13 sites along Las Vegas Boulevard during
the 10-minute extravaganza. "The Big Bang," as it's being billed,
is presented by the LVCVA and LVE.