July 4th Fireworks in Boston

Me at fireworks displayIf you’ve ever wondered what a million people look like, you should visit Boston’s fireworks for July 4th. The new apartment I’ve moved to also made it a “close” 25 minute walk to Mass Ave bridge where, according to one of my coworkers, approximately one million people gather to watch the display. And what a display it was!

Every year they load a really large barge in the middle of the Charles River with enough fireworks for a 15-20 minute completely computer-controlled display that was well worth the hour and a half packed crowd wait on Mass Ave bridge. The enormous bursts of lights were evenly matched by the incredible booms they created as the fireworks exploded, some strong enough to shake the Mass Ave bridge so slightly, and give this ‘roller-coaster’-like thrill to the event.

They have fireworks in Trinidad especially at New Year’s when everyone is launching their own fireworks and I have a prime view of it from my hillside home, but I’ve honestly never been so close to such a huge display. Definitely a memory for me, I hope someday to be able to witness those spectacular displays again.