I watched the 4th of July fireworks from the balcony of my friend Felicity’s place this year. She has a place above Westlake with a clear, unobstructed view of Lake Union. Every year thousands of people pack Gasworks Park for a picnic spot (and then brave traffic afterwards).
Fortunately I was able to walk over, thus avoiding the problems with traffic, parking, etc.
In any case, I thought the fireworks show was excellent. Nothing really great or new I guess. The smiley face fireworks are always a hit. The music selection is what surprised me the most. There was only a single patriotic song during the whole show, and that was at the finale. The rest of the show (which lasted just over half an hour) we were serenaded by a variety of music, but how often a British act (U2, Depeche Mode) came up surprised me.
I mean, it’s not like I hate the British, but really, couldn’t they have at least played American music during the 4th of July event?
It’s kind of like how Hillary Clinton picked a song by a Canadian singer to be her theme song for her run for the presidency. Strange.