DC fireworks. Does yours?

Damn! Its now 10:15pm and looking around DC from my rooftop, you’d never know that the fireworks on the Mall ended at 9:30pm. No, from my rooftop it is still a cornucopia of color and light as fireworks all across the city explode into the night air.

Even during the big show on the Mall, I couldn’t take my eyes off Anacostia. There, it looked as if the War of the Worlds started, with all the fireworks illuminating the night. I’m not talking one here or one there. I am talking about the entire skyline lit up with color. Lit up in a way I would never believe had I not seen it myself.

Wait, correct that, see it myself as the show, even now, still goes on. From over by Children’s Hospital its green, from around Catholic, golden, from 14th, sparklers, from RFK, all manner of lights blending in to make Southwest a cloud of smoke and light.

From those I’ve asked, they say this happens every year. This is my first 4th in DC with a 7th floor view on top of Mt Pleasant, and, wow! what a show. Now if you don’t mind, I’m gonna go back watching because, yes, its still going on!

3 Comments so far

  1. wayan (unregistered) on July 4th, 2005 @ 10:25 pm

    Oh, my, God!

    The fireworks are only getting more intense. An hour after the main show started and now its so loud in my hood, the fireworks are drowning out the TV!

    I hope there are no Vietnam Vets in my hood, or we’ll be having our own little Rambo experience here shortly. If this racket keeps up, I might even go Rambo – that would be with a roman candle and a smile though.

  2. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on July 5th, 2005 @ 7:24 am

    I gotta say, the fireworks this year were outstanding.

  3. AJS (unregistered) on July 6th, 2005 @ 2:37 pm

    I’ve gotta admit, I was really disappointed with the firework show.

    I’m from Pittsburgh, and every year the Zambelli company puts on about 35-40 minutes of spectacular fireworks with a mind-blowing (and ear-blowing) grand finale. All the while, the Pittsburgh Symphony is playing patriotic music, and the local radio stations broadcast the music both through loudspeakers and onlookers’ radios.

    This is my first DC show, and I was shocked that the show only lasted 15 minutes and that the orchestra on the capitol steps wasn’t broadcast.

    As for the grand finale, well, I really didn’t notice one. My girlfriend (also from the burgh) and I didn’t even think the show was over!

    Did anyone else think this show was a little lackluster?

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