Skip to comments.No more 4th of July fireworks shows for me
Posted on 07/05/2011 1:24:49 PM PDT by no gnu taxes
Now that 4th is over, I will make my rant.
Don't get me wrong -- I have nothing against the custom. But you have to get there 2 hours early to be able to park anywhere close to an area you can view the event. The show lasts about 30-40 minutes, and then it takes you 2 hours to get out of the parking lot.
I don't have the patience for this anymore. I think last night is the last one I'll be attending.
Fireworks are for the young at heart.
Sorry about your heart.
Down here in Florida, there are so many redneck backyard firework displays, you don’t need to go to the big shows. We just drive around until we find a pyro redneck. We don’t usually have to drive too far.
Nobody goes to fireworks shows anymore.
They’ve all gotten way too crowded.
There are thousands of small towns across America that put on fine fireworks displays with out the hassle.
Sitting in the backyard is usually sufficient even here in Maryland.
have the fireworks come to you
Move to South Carolina, you’ll just have to go out in your yard!
No Large Crowds for me any more ever...People are too F’d Up
Next phase — you’ll be sitting on your porch yelling at the neighborhood kids to “Get off my lawn!”
Those are the best kinda fireworks!!!
Southwest Pennsylvania is the same way. Plus we’re very hilly. So you generally don’t even have to drive. Just move your lawn chair to face the right direction.
I go. Music, live and canned, fireworks, seeing friends, meeting politicians, food, fun.
I live in FL. Supposedly fireworks are only legal for “agricultural” means and they are sold all over.
A few grumps hate them. I love them.
I have found that most people are quite considerate. It’s almost orchestrated - only a stray pop here and there, but suddenly it’s 9 o clock and blossoms of fireworks are everywhere. They go like mad for 2 hours (the people next to us had, I swear, almost professional ones - they covered the entire sky!).
Then after about 11:30 the pops get sporadic. By 1 there’s barely anything. You might hear a few tonight, but not many. And that’s it.
For 3 lousy hours a year I think people should be able to deal with it.
Come to Manhattan. Nobody drives to the fireworks here.
You seen one you’ve seen them all.
The older you get, the less impressed you are by them. I’ve been over them for a long time.
I live in DNC land.
What’s this 4th of July you mention?
I’m sorry you didn’t enjoy it. Auburn, AL had a nice fireworks display. We left the house about 20 minutes early and it took only 5 minutes to get there. Drove to the event, walked over to a good spot, sat down and waited. The fireworks commenced at the proper time, lasted around 15 minutes. Then, we walked back to the car. The trip home was 10 minutes.
We enjoyed it.
...you have to get there 2 hours early ...you can view the event. ...it takes you 2 hours to get out of the parking lot. ...I don't have the patience for this anymore
If it's me doing all this, then why don't you have the patience for it anymore?