Devicer had slipped over the border to the lawlessness that is Pennsylvania and picked up a fairly professional assortment of explosives.Must have been black market stuff because the real 'professional' stuff is illegal in PA. The best you can get from the roadside stands are sparklers and smoke bombs. Everyone I know goes to Ohio or Virginia for the real deal.
Actually, the good stuff is illegal in Pennsylvania only for Pennsylvania Residents
(and the roadside tents are for punks). If you show an out-of-state ID, and sign waivers saying you're immediately leaving the state, you're allowed admission to stores that stock the "good stuff", meaning: Arial Charges up to 500 grams apiece
. Obviously this isn't "pro" size, but it's as much as any state will allow you to buy without a pyro license.
Blue and I released over a gross of medium sized mortars - many of which had two or three breaks of decent size at about 200ft altitude. The show ended with a couple of large Grucci arial pieces that could have finished any small-town civic-sponsored event.
Pennsylvania may not be West Virginia or South Carolina, but it still gets the job done pretty well. This comment was edited on Jul 3, 20:13.