7 comments on “Beginning September with a Bang

  1. I’m like you, cannot stand the crowds either. They used to broadcast the fireworks on television so I may watch them there if I can find it.

  2. When I go to see the fireworks, I know I’m in for the long haul. There are going to be big crowds and it will be a pain in the ass to get home afterwards. But the fireworks are always awesome. It’s worth it.

  3. The first 3-5 years were figuratively and literally a blast. Restrictions were few, crowds were smaller and manageable, and it truly was an enjoyable day and evening. You could even get home quickly. But the huge crowds, many rules, traffic jams, and expensive concessions have changed the experience from fun to too much work for the reward. As Yogi Berra (supposedly) said, “Nobody goes there any more because it’s too crowded.” Me included…

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