|Happy Kaboom Day!!!
||[Jul. 4th, 2007|11:55 pm]
Yesterday being Ferrett's birthday, I arranged for a birthday party of sorts today. We went to the Clague Park fireworks show with a bunch of friends, ate cake and watermelon, and enjoyed an evening that, by itself, was deserving of being outdoors in the park - perfect temperatures, low humidity, no wind. Honestly, I could have been content with watching the lovely sunset fade and then going home.
But instead we were treated to one of the most impressive fireworks shows I've seen outside of Disney - and a lot of fireworks that we had not seen before. We were thrilled by new and fancier versions of fireworks that explode and then explode again, creating many mini-bursts within the larger burst. We had seen some of these before, but they were considerably more elaborate this year. And there were more fireworks with large-spread plus center spread effects.
The cool thing about this show is that it happened on two levels. Much of it was the typical high-sky bursts, but in addition there were a lot of low-sky events, including some amazing showers of gold sparkles that, sent up in rapid succession over a length of the ball field, were very reminiscent of the show fountain at the Bellagio in Las Vegas.
Now, if those Mentos guys could just figure out how to add sparklers....
Anyway, must get to bed. Lots of work tomorrow. But it was a good Fourth. And tomorrow night is the free concert by the Cleveland Orchestra in Public Square. After which they launch fireworks right off the top of the Tower Terminal. Directly overhead. Where you can watch them occasionally bounce off the building.