Monday, July 6, 2009


The fireworks show put on by the County was actually pretty good. The private contractors that the orchestrated the actual fireworks show did a superb job. The fireworks were extremely well choreographed to the music.

The thing I found most interesting about the whole event was the business of using blankets to mark your spot in the lawn. People were unbelievably civil about respecting the area marked by someone’s blanket. Although, there were a few instances in which people showed up in the morning to mark a spot, but then didn’t get there until 9PM which is sort of rude, IMHO. If an event like that were every weekend, I am sure a more sophisticated etiquette would evolve. Regardless, it seemed like a pretty efficient process.


boborama said...

Yep, I'm always surprised that people are so respectful of the use of blankets to mark territory for viewing the fireworks show. As you say, if this was a weekly event, the system would probably change. I'd like to think that it has something to do with the sense of togetherness engendered by the holiday, but I'm sure that it has more to do the space available, the number of viewers, and the fact that the event is probably a "one off" for most of the attendees. Any other speculations?

Anonymous said...

This poor teacher must work during summer