It was saved until late in the competition, fired long after we left the festival. A local politician had the honour of lighting the touch paper. According to one national newspaper the next day, it flipped to a horizontal trajectory after just a few metres lift. It then terrorised the crowds as it hurtled through the countryside for about a mile before exploding into a mango tree, narrowly missing houses on the way. The politician left in a hurry with a lot of humiliation unexpectedly heaped on him that day.