In my opinion, the fireworks should come on at 10. And Keith Lockhart is a pompous git.
But what I DO love is the flyover:
And the fireworks. Especially when they are so loud your sternum vibrates and all around the city car alarms are going whooopwhooopwhooop banbanban beeeboobeeebooo:
(as seen from the balcony on the 24th floor!)
I am glad to be an American. For all the f*cked up crazy sh*t that makes up this wacky nation, I would not trade my citizenship for anywhere else.
Don't get me wrong, there are plenty of other great places to live, but not for me thanks.