Biloxi Prepares to Celebrate Independence Day with Fireworks Show

Tomorrow, America will be turning 239 years old and to help the Gulf Coast celebrate, cities all over are lighting up the skies, including Biloxi.
Rusty David, the fireworks coordinator for the Boom-Boom Committee, said “the reason why we do this is for quality of life and Independence Day and all the military establishments along the Coast as well. So, that’s what it’s all about, want you to get your heart big and throbbing and come out and see the fireworks.”
David Spear has been working with fireworks for over 30 years and says it takes a lot of work for twenty minutes of fun. Spear is the Gulf Coast area director for J&M Displays and he said, “It’s worth it when you hear the crowds scream at the end of the show, particularly on the water where the sound carries so much better and the boats and they’re blowing their horns and honking their horns. I mean, that’s the pay back, that’s fun.”
Spear also said, “We are going to rip the sky in the last 50 seconds. It is just going to be powerful and loud and colorful and we’ve got some gorgeous brocade crown shells that burst in gold and rain back down to the water. The finale is going to be spectacular.”
News 25’s Meteorologist Ryan Mahan says there’s a strong chance for afternoon rain, but organizers say not on their watch. Rusty David said “I’m in charge of weather and we’re not going to let the weatherman interfere with us. I’m in charge of weather, no thunderstorms.”
Rain or shine, the show will go on. “It’ll be the best show on the Gulf Coast, no question,” said Spear.
The event starts at 9 p.m. and is sure to bring a crowd, so make sure you get there early.

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