questionsso, how were your fireworks?

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My fireworks were boring and non-existent. Ended up getting sick and decided I really didn't feel up to driving out to any of the local parties/shows. Either that or I was just feeling lazy...

Do fireworks videos count?

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Didn't partake, because I've seen enough fireworks that I don't wanna blow $200 on a bunch of lights and explosions when I've got tuition, books and plenty of other expenses. I also didn't watch any because after you've seen a few displays, you've basically seen them all as far as I'm concerned. Pessimistic and a joy-kill? Yes, but it's who I am. Besides, I just got the new Skyrim add-on and couldn't be bothered to go outside. Don't judge me.

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I normally shoot off 3 and 4 inch mortars but not this year. This year we had left overs from last years Nothing big but the kids had a good time

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Check this out: http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2012/jul/04/fireworks-dont-go-expected-san-diego/?sciquest

I was at a BBQ in San Diego on a hill overlooking the bay where we were supposed to see about 8 or 10 fireworks shows going off in different parts of the city at one time starting at 9:00pm. Some computer malfunction cause 4 of the displays to go off prematurely and all at the same time without launching in to the air so it looked like these HUGE fountains going off. I'll have to say it was pretty amazing, but kind of a let down when we found out half the fireworks show had been busted. Coolest part was that we were so far away that is took 15-20 seconds for the noise to reach us and it sounded like a jet was going past. Later, I was talking to a guy at the gas station who said he was on a boat in the bay and they got hit with a bunch of debris and it got all over their food.

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Went to two fireworks shows this year: Fireworks Night at Citifield in Flushing NY (where the NY Mets play) on 7/3 and the annual show at Fireman's Field in the Town of Valley Stream, NY on 7/4.

I've been going to the Mets' show for ~15 years and it has always been great. Last year there was no show due to rebuilding the stadium and tearing down Shea. This year the show wasn't worth the 15 minute drive to get there, in part because the mortars were on the other side of the stadium but also because the fireworks themselves seemed low, weak, and rather blah. (Seriously: the two guys across the street from my gf's house did a more impressive show a couple of years ago with stuff they got in PA.) I am glad I did not waste $$ on Mets' tickets for this year's show.

The VS show was excellent as usual. I love that we can sit <100 feet from the mortars. Got some decent pix as well.

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I lucked out big time!

Being in Brazil, I didn't expect to have any fireworks for my Independence Day. But it just so happened that last night was the Libertadores Finals (a big soccer match including teams throughout South America).
A team from Brazil (Corinthians) who had never won the Libertadores before, beat Boca Juniors (an Argentinian team). Soccer is like a religion here, so needless to say, there were a lot of fireworks (shot off by hundreds of people all throughout the city) after the Corinthians won :)

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@dmaz: I hear those Corinthians make nice leather car seats. At least according to Ricardo "Khaaaaaan" Montalban.

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Loud and unappreciated by our animals. We didn't set any off, but our neighbors went all out.

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Since we have a drought going on in the midwest our county, and surrounding county's have been on a firework ban the past few days. Everything is so dry and fireworks could easily (and have) start a fire

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I'm on maybe 3 hours of sleep because of drunks with fireworks. As soon as I would start dozing off. BOOM! BOOM!

For them to be "illegal" here in town there sure where alot of them around and the cops didn't care.

I did get to see a nice small firework display after the Dynamo game Tuesday night. I plan on uploading it to Youtube in the next day or so.

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@raindogg: I too Live in the Midwest and feel you on that drought. The fireworks we see every year are shot off from three barges on lake Michigan, so we still had them. Most inland counties though banned fireworks, burning, even some have banned grilling with charcoal, it is just that dry!

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I live in Southern New England and have a spot on an ocean inlet... We saw 5 different displays from our vantage point, 3 pretty close. It was an ADD fireworks dream come true!! I also put on my own little display afterwards... No fires, no duds and I still have all 10 fingers... Overall, a really joyous Fourth!!

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They were real, and they were spectacular.

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It was great, I went to a local park right on the Hudson River. Beautiful show! We sat right on the rocks near the river, right across from the barge setting them off. It was a gorgeous sight, and I'm glad I went!

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At least they stopped after a reasonable time this year. Last year the fireworks didn't stop until after 1AM. (Here in South Florida, we worry about all the loud bangs, as some people shoot their guns into the air, and not with blanks.)
We were fortunate that our screen porch didn't get any holes burned into it and none of our trees caught fire. Our house backs onto a park area, and the fireworks get set from there and fly in many directions. We usually pick up a lot of spent rockets in our yard.

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I liked the ones my town put on this year. They were about the best I've seen. Took the kids and walked downtown -- no traffic jam! It was awesome. The ones my in-laws put on this year were a little lackluster due to lack of funds, and no one in the family working at the fireworks store this year. And they caught the field on fire. That's why I don't like individuals doing fireworks. I'm a total wet blanket that way. Give the kds cool glow stuff and they're just as happy, and they last all night.

We'll be walking downtown again next year!

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We're going to be cleaing up the cul-de-sac for days - unless a rain storm comes and washes away all the debris from the mortars, missles, roman candles, fountains and bottle rockets.

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I'm no fun, but everyone knew that. (Someone has to get up early.)

Someone also set off fireworks around 12:30-1am (not sure what time, did not want to get up far enough to look). The Intern and I had actually just managed to hit the 'deep sleep' stage, so I woke up to see a cat wedged up right next to me. Neither of us were particularly pleased.

@captainsuperdawg: I hear ya. As long as you had a nice day that's really what matters, right? :)

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@mikecris: That's crazy! Likely a display no one will ever see again, which is groovy.
@raindogg: I didn't even think about that. I wonder how my Colorado friends managed. Last thing they need is more accidental wildfires.
@wickedd365: That was something I didn't anticipate here: lots of people shooting off large fireworks illegally in the city, frequently directly over our heads while we waited for the display on the lake.
@lpgstock: My boss pointed out we could see several other shows at the same time as if it were "picture in picture." Pretty neat.
@barnabee: WHAT?!

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They were great! We had some new fireworks in shapes I hadn't seen before, plus some old favorites. I love the reflection of the fireworks in the harbor - sooo pretty.

Mother Nature appeared to be jealous of the attention the fireworks got, and gave us a lightning show, too. It started to rain during the finale, but we had extra rain jackets on the boat, so we were ok. A bit wet, but ok. Nice walk home (never drive to fireworks if you can avoid it), and all was good.

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We did what every good American should do on Independence Day -- watched Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.

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My fireworks were pretty awesome. We sat out at lake lewisville in little elm and had a great time.

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Did nobody get my Seinfeld reference in the upper post?

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@joe43wv: I got it! LOL "THEY ARE REAL and THEY ARE SPECTACULAR!"

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@phoenixgirrl: I jelly. Haven't had a good thunderstorm in awhile. Used to love watching them roll in... got to see it happen while watching Fight Club at Red Rocks once. Much better than the movie.

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The local show was this good: http://youtu.be/px2zeKvwun0
(Taken from the vantage point of a Stryker airplane.)

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Sorry I'm "no fun", but I didn't want to spend the night in jail or burn someone's home because fireworks are banned in the county and most of the state. Our city didn't even have their annual fireworks display. It's seriously dry in Arkansas.

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@gatzby: We're due for thunderstorms in Denver starting tomorrow night; however, the smoke may suppress the rain.

There were a couple of professional shows last night, but we couldn't see them from our house. The good news is that the jerks down the hill won't set them off at all hours this year and scare our dog.

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@klynb: Glad to hear some relief is on the way! Hope it punches through the smoke. I've family scattered about there, and some friends too, that I've been pretty worried about. High school friend even had to induce labor in the Springs during all this.