I'm pretty excited to be some where that you can actually enjoy a fireworks display on the 4th of July. My last bunch of Independence Days have been in Alaska, where it's too bright to get much more than noise and smoke out of the explosions.
In Whittier the volunteer fire department blasts all the debris into Prince William Sound after the show. Here in Hawaii, we cut out the middleman and launch the display from a barge out in the bay. Three years ago, the State said it would no longer fund the pyrotechnics. One of the Richie Rich's stepped up with money to burn, literally, and that's what's happening this year.
I now hold a Commercial certificate so if anyone wants to watch the show from a helicopter, let me know.