What is the meaning of this in this context:
1) to make a success
2) to cause unexpected reaction and astonishment of the people around you

Orson's importing two such thouroughly uncloseted homosexuals as MacLiammoir and Edwards came as an immense shock to provincial Woodstock...Oh, it was wild because these two fellows were at the absolute high pitch of their sexuality!" Orson recalls the splash the Dubliners made at Todd. "They were away from home, and they went through Woodstock like a whithering flame. Nobody was safe, you know. It was a rich harvest for both of them, and they knew no shame.
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4 a : a vivid impression created especially by ostentatious activity or appearance b : ostentatious display
I have found it, thank you Ivanhr.
I'd say it's #2.
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