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Posted by
CElliottUK (Reading, United Kingdom) on 12 November 2010 in Sport & Recreation.

Every year we have a large Fireworks you might be expecting some pictures of fireworks. Nope, sorry, I was rushed off my feet so much that I never got my camera out-how pathetic!
James turned up with 12 of his Buddies from Southampton University, and when the fireworks weren't on, and food wasn't being served, rewired one of our rooms for a Fragfest. For the uninitiated, this is where you have 2 X-box 360's wired together, each supporting a team of 3 players, who try and shoot, blow-up, defragment(hence the name) the opposition running on the other box. So once he had commandered my data projector, re-wired the house with a huge sound system, and got everyone where they could see their screen.... they spent the evening .....blowing each other up!
This was shot on Sunday morning - the re-match. The huge number of black dustbin bags of empty beer/cider/wine bottle were cleared up a few minutes before....

Panasonic DMC-TZ10 1/15 second F/3.3 ISO 400 25 mm (35mm equiv.)

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

sounds like great fun, nice one

12 Nov 2010 6:18am

silver from k, Iran

ha ha ha this is like heaven for game fans but not for me i ll bring my brother

12 Nov 2010 6:38am

Luke Wiley from Spokane Washington, United States

That is my kind of party, I've been playing a lot of this lately. Nice group shot!

12 Nov 2010 6:43am

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(Old WestWales boy), Germany

I don´t realy understand all the x-box gizmo stuff (never was much of a gamer) but the Beer and cider sounds good to me !!!

12 Nov 2010 7:29am

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

you're making me feel old!

12 Nov 2010 7:30am

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

He sounds like a chip off the old block.

12 Nov 2010 7:35am

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

He sounds like a chip off the old block. GLITTER BALL!

12 Nov 2010 7:35am

@The Mouse: Sure, don't you have one in your house?

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

I can feel the blast of sound...enjoyable moment.

12 Nov 2010 7:59am

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

Whahaha very inventive guys and girls, this indeed looks like a lot of fun:-)))
Very familiar scene too;-)))

12 Nov 2010 8:04am

CATCHLIGHT from Reading, United Kingdom

They didn't spend the morning going for a stiff country walk and updating their stamp collections then?

12 Nov 2010 8:24am

@CATCHLIGHT: No, I think that the time that they had allocated to do that was taken up with Bible reading classes with the Arch Bishop....

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Looks like fun...

12 Nov 2010 8:43am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

So many screens ! A nice shot

12 Nov 2010 9:07am

Yvon from Orleans, France

nice capture

12 Nov 2010 9:52am

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

How very 21st century! Beyond my wildest comprehension.

12 Nov 2010 9:53am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

Gosh! You guys are organised - your setup will make my husband jealous.

12 Nov 2010 10:03am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Great shot of this fragfest! Not sure how the glitter ball got there!

12 Nov 2010 10:05am

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Now I know what a fragfest is, but somehow don't think I will ever be at one.....however I recognised the glitter ball!

12 Nov 2010 10:34am

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

You guys must be dedicated!

12 Nov 2010 10:59am

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

lol, my son would be delighted to see something like this in our house ;D

12 Nov 2010 12:01pm

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

I'm also a big video game fan... well I was actually. Now my spare time is dedicated to photography. You've captured the atmosphere very well Chris. Have a great day :)

12 Nov 2010 1:46pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Nice picture. They had great fun ...

12 Nov 2010 2:06pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Very cool picture ! Very cool ambient !

12 Nov 2010 2:29pm

David from Avranches, France

Superb shot, great atmosphere. What sundays are for.

12 Nov 2010 2:33pm

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

big kids !!!!!

12 Nov 2010 2:42pm

Suzanne from Melbourne, Australia

oh dear i am truly out of my depth......................

12 Nov 2010 2:47pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

I think I get the warm sweaty palmed atmosphere!!

12 Nov 2010 2:59pm

Don from Spokane, United States

That looks like a "fun" evening getting even with each other. Nice interior shot of lighted screens and ambient light.

12 Nov 2010 3:21pm

mayoline from Hoorn, Netherlands

This looks very fun. Nice capture.

12 Nov 2010 3:32pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

neat capture

12 Nov 2010 3:43pm

LB Vision from PARIS, France

Belle composition ! peace !

12 Nov 2010 4:43pm

P. Morris from Canada

God, you have to love it . The blues are going everywhere here on the walls and on
the tv and the blue of the wonderful disco ball. They certainly will have a lot of fun
with this wonderful gaming set up. A superb photo.

12 Nov 2010 5:14pm

Lougris from Toulouse, France

lol!! very good !! excellent with pizzas and beer !!:):):)

12 Nov 2010 5:52pm

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

that sounds a wonderful ! very friendly gathering .. i love it

12 Nov 2010 6:25pm

Michael from Chester, United Kingdom

They have well and truly taken over, did they allow you to stay..... ?

12 Nov 2010 7:00pm

Sally from Glasgow, United Kingdom


12 Nov 2010 7:31pm

lili from *, Iran

Really great!

12 Nov 2010 7:43pm

The Dark Dude from Maestoso, United Kingdom

hey dude
man, that's kinda crazy
You got some kinda projection thing goin on?
Dude, sheesh, Galaxians seems kinda light years away...
Great shot
Social history in the making duderonimo

12 Nov 2010 9:48pm

Larry Elkins from Bisbee, United States

Nice capture

12 Nov 2010 10:02pm

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

After this party, the house need a person to clean it!

12 Nov 2010 11:04pm

M@ndy from London, United Kingdom

Great snap shot of life - and good luck with the poll

12 Nov 2010 11:44pm

¨‘°ºO Dutçh Oº°‘¨ from Neverwhere, United States

My son does lan parties.. gaming where everyone goes to one guy's house and they all game together.

13 Nov 2010 12:42am

Sunder from Chennai, India

Lovely shot and the place to be in...
Of course, tidying up after would be a pain...

13 Nov 2010 2:05am

Chetan from Gurgaon, India

Whoa, wud love to have such a gameplay!!
Great shot and description.

13 Nov 2010 4:38am

Philip from Reading, United Kingdom

right! got it. you did verbally explain but i didn't imagine that. awesome.

13 Nov 2010 7:05am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

How funny. This is happening here as well. Teenage and above destruction parties. Fantastic.

13 Nov 2010 3:34pm

Panasonic DMC-TZ10
1/15 second
ISO 400
25 mm (35mm equiv.)