|Turnout for our very first IEB in 2006|
You would think we could replicate this experience any time we would want, but it is only legal to light off fireworks around the 4th of July to celebrate Independence Day. Plus, the sheer magnitude of fireworks going off during the game would be impossible to match if we were to supply the fireworks ourselves. This is one of the unique advantages of being able to play Laser Tag in a public park... and it's something that Airsoft and Paintball games can't do. Because these parks are surrounded by homes, and their owners are the ones displaying these firework shows, the lights and colors are just overhead instead of being viewed from afar. The clouds of sulfur and smoke from them flood the playing field and, if it's not windy, can even obscure vision across the park making it difficult for snipers to be effective. It feels like a warzone!
I might try to get some video this year of the action, as it is difficult to take pictures to capture the atmosphere this game has. Either way, I'm stoked for another IEB, especially with it being at our new park!