First of all, we gain some dutch courage!
When we arrive, the Liestal village is still quiet although ten thousands line the streets.
As a warming up, we are treated to some traditional Fasnacht Guggemusik.
The drums seem to be especially designed to maximise decibels.
You can dream about doing it 364 days a year, this is the day to do it!!
Another way to express oneself.
The last group is pretty closely followed by the first fires...
The first group of men (and women!) are passing by. The torches can weigh up to 100kg.
Soon after, the larger fires follow. They are built on metal frameworks. This one is carried through the streets.
It is as hot as it looks...
...three people needed treatment in hospital that evening
This cameraman continued to risk his life to get the best shots.
A good helmet is essential.
Having a break.
The fires get bigger and bigger. This is getting insane!
People behind the wagon hold it to stop it from rolling down the streets uncontrollably.
If you see the people next to it, you realise how big these fires are.
This is a VIDEOCLIP, it gives you a good impression. You can play it by clicking it.
If you have a slow connection, it's better to save it on your hard disk (right-click and Save as...).
Taking a breather.
At some point, the cameraman got the impression he was in Bagdad!
What?? FIRE??? Where???
Raw, rare, medium or well done?