Fireworks are nothing special to me--once you've seen one display you've seen them all. If I don't go to a firework show, I don't regret it. But I think it's definitely more about the company you're with rather than the special effects lighting up the sky. Every time I do go to a firework show I am reminded of that.
This year I went to Woodlawn Lake Park to see the displays with a friend and a friend of a friend. The park was FULL. Full of people--families, children (with sparklers and glow sticks) and dogs (a couple not on leashes, yikes!). It was like a mini-fair. There was a stage with a band playing and booths selling giant turkey legs, funnel cakes, and sweet corn.
We watched the display from this bridge a little ways from the lake. The show was anti-climatic without a proper ending because of technical problems due to the light rain. But still, against my usual behavior, I took photos of the works. These two were the most unique and interesting to me. And this tweet I saw on my timeline was so fitting and funny. I absolutely agree (even as I hypocritically took photos).
|whispers in the night|