The fireworks are ready and in place at Vulcan Park. Source: Clare Huddleston/WBRC
Organizers say there will be thousands of fireworks shot from Vulcan at Red Mountain tonight. Source: Clare Huddleston/WBRC
Thunder on the Mountain kicks off tonight at 9 p.m. Source: Clare Huddleston/WBRC
Jeff Neu with Pyro Productions choreographed the fireworks to go along with the soundtrack for tonight's show. Source: WBRC video
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -
Thunder on the Mountain, the annual fireworks show over Vulcan on Red Mountain, will go on tonight "rain or shine," organizers say.
The 20 minute fireworks show will be visible from any place where you can see Vulcan. Popular viewing spots include Homewood, Southside and the UAB area.
Jeff Neu with Pyro Productions is the man who choreographs the fireworks display to go along with the musical soundtrack for tonight's performance.
He says it takes "a lot of time and love" to make this show happen.
"It's beautiful, brilliant. We've got the drippy shells, the ones that spin, the ones with patterns, brocades, just all beautiful things that everyone's going to see. And they're choreographed to the soundtrack within 1/30th of a second," Neu said.
For the first time in Birmingham, Neu will shoot off a firework called a "wind bell" that bursts and sits in the air for 60 seconds. He says it'll look like a UFO in the sky.
In addition to the UFO, Neu says you can expect to see star patterns, heart shapes, happy faces and more tonight—plus a surprise at the end of the show.
"You might think it's over, but I've got a little surprise for you," Neu said.
If you can't watch the fireworks from outside, you can view the entire show live on Fox 6 News tonight at 9 p.m. You can catch it on air, online at www.FoxAlabamaLive.com or on the WBRC app for smartphones.