I am sorry you weren't feeling well, Mumbles. I knew you had said you were planning on going and was looking forward to meeting you. I did get to spend most of the day yesterday with Ned and his wife. They were extremely gracious hosts and even fed and watered the wife and I. I apologize to everyone because I did not take videos. I was too much like a kid on Christmas morning to even contemplate filming. I know several people were taping the shows, and the shells in open shooting.
Ned taught a class earlier in the day on reinfiscature, a method of cylinder shell making that is papered and spiked twice, instead of spiked and pasted. The advantage is that you don't have to wait for the shell to dry. He constructed a 4" lampare and then shot it. That was very loud and made a huge fireball. There was no shortage of lamps and salutes this weekend. Caleb made some killer lamps too. They seriously rattled my guts!