So there we were having a romantic Sunday ride, when taking some happy snaps on a lake, I noticed a puff of smoke in the background Another shot gave us the choice, a meteorite or the good old Thai Bun Bang Fai This rocket powered pickup truck we spotted about 2 kms before, so electing for the latter seemed the safe bet We we found this marvelous festival not too far away from home and with all the usual trappings of food stalls, games booths, and lots of red faces from whatever beverages were available. At the top of the whole show was the launch pad, bristling with activity as a new launch was being prepared. The haulers quickly get the hell off the ramp and the appropriate blessings are made and the tail is carefully put into place presumably determining the trajectory and the little stick with a bic lighter on the end pokes out of the firing masters safety hut just below the top of the ramp........ and presto. OK, as every space race nation knows well, including the Thai masters of Bun Bang Fai, not everything always goes according to plan. This one just exploded on the ramp. Still, never mind as there is more ammo on hand in and still more arriving Reverence is paid and off we go again leaving Khun Igniter, still situated in his little box at the top of the ramp, in a bit of a smoky situation. I hope he has got some good ear plugs as it make a hell of a row when these things go bang until the next one and some a lot more wonky in flight than others.. and some just conk out after a few feet... I must say that this was a great afternoon which went on after we called it a day. One of the most dangerous events that I have ever witnessed but huge fun. I understand that this was a three day event and today was the last day. Got to go again next year. It will take that long to pluck up the courage.