Greatest fireworks display you've ever seen?
Where and when, and what was the occasion?
I used to see them in Boston every Fourth of July, including 1976 on the Esplanade, and once in the harbor, synchronized with Handel’s Royal Fireworks Music. Growing up, it was always someplace on the South Shore. And I’ve seen Independence Day fireworks in little towns (always great!), in Massachusetts, Iowa, and California. There’ve been other displays on both coasts and in the Midwest over the years, some big and some bigger.
But the best I’ve ever seen, bar none, was in Interior, South Dakota (pop. 67), a year ago today. My trip journal says: “It was without a doubt the most spectacular I’ve ever seen. It was virtually nonstop for about 45 minutes, rather than the usual pauses between launches, and there was just a steady stream of overlapping bursts, huge and colorful.”
I’m blowing kisses to Interior for a thoroughgoing surprise that became an unforgettable experience.