One of the many bonuses of my apartment: the awesome illegal fireworks show on the 4th of July. I was going to walk over to my small local show, but it was raining, and even though it stopped before the show, I didn't really want to go sit on the wet grass, and I didn't have anyone to go with.
Fortunately, there are a lot of enterprising people to the south of me who buy giant fireworks and set them off. I can't decide if some of what I saw was the big downtown show - it's possible. But most of it I'm sure wasn't part of any show, because it went on for *hours*. And it's panaromic. Totally cool. Must remember this and have people over next year.