Jason recorded it and put it up for us. It’s wonderful. It’s only four and a half minutes but it is great. It’s also enlightenting to see how professional video people deal with a subject with which I have often tried to capture on video and repeatedly failed to produce something interesting.
All of my options fell through – I’m so glad Jason caught this when it aired, or I’d be toast. There was a cable outage at Building 50 and all we got was static.
All the videos are great – why doesn’t Jason have a blog?
I don’t have a blog because I don’t have much to say on a regular basis. (At least nothing that I feel like publishing 🙂
nothing there yet.
So, why was the guy wearing a hard hat?
Maybe just trying to “get into character” for explosive fun and could only think of construction work and hard hats. Just a guess. He wasn’t even there.
Did you notice your John was shown?
John Curley was probably wearing a hard hat because it looked like he was in a Crowley Marine work area, based on the tugboat behind him. It’s probably a hardhat area.
Congrats to Joe, Stephanie, Rolf, Ry, and all the Boomershoot crew. That’s a wonderfully positive portrayal of your wonderful, positive event.
I wouldn’t have dared hoped for anything so consistently upbeat. Even from Evening Magazine.
This feeds Joe’s tide-has-turned meme. That’s so cool.
since I can’t comment over there, let me ask…
when do you get an rss feed?
when do you get a commenting engine?
Super swell story. Thanks to the diverse crowd of people who were comfortable enough to appear on camera, shooting/detonating explosives.
Gosh, when everyday people such as a teachers, physical therapists, doctors, programmers, scientists, reporters, photojournalists, etc. partake in the pleasures of guns n’ explosives… I wouldn’t be surprised if next year, Hollywood science fiction director (http://www.hardylaw.net/Truth_About_Bowling.html) Michael Moore shows up to fire some rounds on the Boomershoot range.
Nor would I be surprised if, next year at Boomershoot, Henry Boitel (http://blog.joehuffman.org/2005/03/14/), gun-fearing NYC lawyer/ porn assistant (http://blog.joehuffman.org/2005/04/12/) appears to join in the good clean fun of pyrotechnics and guns.
Guns — and the responsible, professional, polite, safety-sensitive people who use them — have become so mainstream and acceptable, anything is possible.
(Especially being that, as KING 5 NBC News pointed out [http://www.recreationalexplosives.org/video/index.htm], Boomershoot is even safer than bowling.)
Thanks again to NBC TV for shedding a positive light on gun/pyrotechnic enthusiasts.
Gracias to Jason for the snappy video postings. Those will come in handy for attracting more media coverage at future Boomershoots.