I grew up in a place where fireworks were and still is a tradition. On the 4th, let's say if there were 10 houses on a street, 6 of them would be blasting fireworks. That's on every street, in every city and town. Then when you get to NYE, the 4th is a joke compared to the display on this day. It's just loud all night with aerials and thousands strands Chinese firecrackers. The biggest ones saved for midnight. 50 little packs blasting up until then. The after math is smoke fog that you cannot see feet in front of you if you're trying to drive home. Oregonians complain over nothing in comparison.
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