In an effort to be more environmentally friendly, Dulwich Sports Club has replaced a genuine bonfire with a ‘virtual’ one.
After replacing its yearly real bonfire with a big screen “virtual” one, an ECO-FRIENDLY firework display has been dubbed a “bore-fest.”
In an effort to reduce carbon dioxide and other toxic substances emitted by the flames, Dulwich Sports Club has abandoned the ritual.
However, critics have branded the £10-a-head event’s use of footage of a bonfire as “joyless and meaningless.”
They emphasized that the show in posh Dulwich, south-east London, will continue to draw hundreds of cars spewing exhaust fumes.
“Aside from last year due of Covid, the campfire on fireworks night is normally a yearly event for me and the kids,” Masie Bennett said.
“I’m not sure what the point is in putting out the campfire but continuing with fireworks — and allowing everyone to drive to the event by providing parking.” That’s hardly eco-friendly.
“It’s quite depressing to sit around a false bonfire.” It’s a bit of a waste if we’re just going to watch a flame on a television screen; we could do that at home.” “We’re going to have to make Dulwich our next effigy for trying to turn the evening into a bore-fest,” a bonfire organizer in Guy Fawkes-crazed Lewes, East Sussex, remarked. Sparklers are also “strictly prohibited” at the Dulwich event, which attracts up to 7,000 people.
“Tickets always sell really well, and they are again this year,” said club secretary Susie Giles. People’s attention is likely to be drawn to the massive fireworks display that we’ll be staging.
“We usually get around 6,000 to 7,000 people each year, and we’re on course to do it again this year.” People do not appear to be turned off by the fact that this year’s bonfire will be environmentally friendly.
“A different organizing body made the decision, but there are some valid reasons for it.”