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(ABC7 Los Angeles)   Amazing timelapse video shows the scale of apparently not illegal fireworks fired off in Los Angeles for the 4th of July   (abc7.com) divider line
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2020-07-05 12:23:49 PM  
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2020-07-05 12:25:52 PM  
No, they're illegal, all of them.
 
2020-07-05 12:28:56 PM  
It's been ongoing for two months. Every night.
 
2020-07-05 12:32:00 PM  

Godscrack: It's been ongoing for two months. Every night.


Best news I've heard in weeks - heard a fireworks store owner on the radio the other day, he said that within a week of July 4th, all the inventory will be gone. So, the end is in sight.
 
2020-07-05 12:34:39 PM  
These punks have nothing on the Chinese, I was in Beijing a few years back when the lantern festival was on, I went through two bottles of wine from my hotel balcony knowing I was not getting any sleep. Whole neighborhoods would light up at different times, it was like a synchronized organstration throughout the whole city. Absolutely massive.
 
2020-07-05 12:47:35 PM  

Godscrack: It's been ongoing for two months. Every night.


Where in L.A. are you?  Im in the Valley and its been quiet for the most part.  Id say fireworks started going off sporadically about two weeks ago, definitely not two months ago.  😬
 
2020-07-05 12:48:58 PM  

raerae1980: Godscrack: It's been ongoing for two months. Every night.

Where in L.A. are you?  Im in the Valley and its been quiet for the most part.  Id say fireworks started going off sporadically about two weeks ago, definitely not two months ago.  😬


I'm not too far from you and it's been loud. Last night was the worst as far as volume, but Friday night it went on till about 3AM
 
2020-07-05 12:57:07 PM  
I loved fireworks when I was a kid, but now that I live in the mountains I'm glad we aren't allowed to set them off

/Wildfire evacuations are such a bother
 
2020-07-05 2:07:55 PM  
The skies in OC

Huntington Beach Fireworks Timelapse 2020
Youtube Kt_pcfuk1eU
 
2020-07-05 2:19:43 PM  

Badmoodman: No, they're illegal, all of them.


No, they're Becky
 
2020-07-05 2:45:38 PM  
the blade runner/vangelis one greenlit earlier is way better
 
2020-07-05 3:43:20 PM  
I was in OC for the 4th a few years ago, I was blown away with by the fireworks, we don't do things like that up north here. It was non stop for hours it seemed like. We were on my buddy's roof top patio, it was an amazing view of the madness.
 
2020-07-05 4:33:29 PM  
when the world is ending, party hard
 
2020-07-05 4:37:42 PM  
Oh, yeah, they were booming big-time last night, and late into the pre-dawn. A place about six blocks from me does a fireworks display regularly and I assume that was some of what I was hearing, but then some of it was obviously much closer (and pretty powerful), and no way a licensed fireworks display was still going periodically until 4 a.m.

Usually crap like that bugs the hell out of me, but this year I had the "When the world is running down..." mindset.
 
2020-07-05 4:38:26 PM  
Uh excuse me?  Are we all going to just IGNORE the UFO trails that flew threw through the sky during this video????

They were clearly mistaking the fireworks for a form of communication!!!

WAKE UP, SHEEPLE!!!
 
2020-07-05 4:39:00 PM  
I bet there was some Karen intensifying going on last night.
 
2020-07-05 4:39:54 PM  
Atomic Bombs at night HD
Youtube h9S1SiOxOQo
 
2020-07-05 4:41:04 PM  

swaniefrmreddeer: I was in OC for the 4th a few years ago, I was blown away with by the fireworks, we don't do things like that up north here. It was non stop for hours it seemed like. We were on my buddy's roof top patio, it was an amazing view of the madness.


I can sleep right through it no problems at this point. Slept like a baby the last 2 nights since I work at 06:00 on the weekends.
 
2020-07-05 4:42:17 PM  
And a good time was had by all.
 
2020-07-05 4:44:24 PM  
The first year that aerials were legal here in Utah, that's what it looked like. A friend of mine had a cousin or aunt who lived right around the corner from me, and their roof happened to be a great vantage point to see the whole valley. It looked like this in every direction, and it was awesome. People around here biatch and whine, but the fireworks set off by regular Joes will never match that first year. Maybe in 2026, since it will be the nation's 250th birthday (I expect that to be quite the party), but probably not any other years. It will still look cool, but not like that first year.
 
2020-07-05 4:44:32 PM  
I was in the Swiss Alps one year during their version of "independence day" (August 1st).  Normally, the Swiss will chase you off of the streets after dark if you're louder than a cat.  But on this night, they were all out in the streets having fun.

Someone up in the mountains was setting off "fireworks", but it wasn't about a visual effect, it was about the reverberating boom.  There's something about hearing an explosion bounce of the mountains back and forth all around you that is particularly...attention getting.
 
2020-07-05 4:45:27 PM  
It sure seemed as if there was a lot more illegal stuff this year. My crappy poor slum neighborhood always has illegal fireworks but this year was crazy. It seemed everyone had them except me! Even kids had firecrackers. Firecrackers are illegal in California. A whole lot of people must've spent more in Nevada on fireworks than gambling.

/ Casinos, fireworks, prostitutes and booze -- Nevada's four corners of the economy.
 
2020-07-05 4:48:44 PM  
I live in an location where thanks to acoustics, noise from the outside gets through but is muffled.  All the fireworks sounded like a there was a lowish flying airplane loitering overhead for several hours, but I only heard a few distinct booms.
 
2020-07-05 4:48:58 PM  
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2020-07-05 4:49:29 PM  

some_beer_drinker: when the world is ending, party hard


During the worst of times in the late 80s, mid-90s, and 2008, the biggest, best fireworks shows in Florida weren't put on by the cities but by the poorest of the poor in the ghetto neighborhoods. Someone always had "that one uncle" who made a huge score on something (drugs, guns, stolen goods, welfare fraud), and I  learned early on just to stay home and enjoy the show, every single one of them as amazing as they were illegal.

When you have nothing to lose you can only gain from shiatty, drunken entertainment and explosives.
 
2020-07-05 4:49:59 PM  
BuT mUy dOgGo geTs uPsET so cAnEveRyOnE stOp everYtHinG cUz DOgGo!?

LA: no
 
2020-07-05 4:50:51 PM  
So I'm the only person who felt that was Fark?
Ok, then.

/looked too uniform
//and the blue streak buntz mentioned
///big badaboom indeed
 
2020-07-05 4:52:35 PM  
Everybody loves blowing stuff up
 
2020-07-05 4:55:09 PM  
A few years ago I drove from Silver Lake down to Redondo Beach at ~10pm on the 4th. The whole drive was like going through a war zone with fire works going off from all sides. And from the 110, it was quite a view.
 
2020-07-05 4:56:50 PM  
I got to admit that it looks pretty cool -- but I would not want to live there.
 
2020-07-05 4:57:06 PM  
Only got about 5 minutes of fireworks from the neighbors at around 9pm. I'm glad we're mentally far away from OC.
 
2020-07-05 5:00:09 PM  
Where's the 'murica tag when you need it?
 
2020-07-05 5:00:26 PM  
Obviously it was photographed with several seconds of exposure for each frame.  I like how that made the jet's lights into dotted lines.
 
2020-07-05 5:01:20 PM  
 
2020-07-05 5:02:37 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: I loved fireworks when I was a kid, but now that I live in the mountains I'm glad we aren't allowed to set them off

/Wildfire evacuations are such a bother


Mountain resident here too. I keep a few to set off to greet winter when we have a foot of snow on the ground...
 
2020-07-05 5:02:55 PM  

raerae1980: Godscrack: It's been ongoing for two months. Every night.

Where in L.A. are you?  Im in the Valley and its been quiet for the most part.  Id say fireworks started going off sporadically about two weeks ago, definitely not two months ago.  😬


Culver City's been dealing with it for a month minimum, probably a good bit longer.  But not at the scale of last night.  We'll probably have one more night of somewhat elevated fireworks activity tonight and then it'll go back to what it's been like for weeks.  Don't expect it to really tail off till the pandemic closure are good and truly over.
 
2020-07-05 5:04:10 PM  
There were more fireworks set off here last night than I've ever heard before.  I'm guessing it's because a lot of the big shows were cancelled.   People were at home and doing their own.  The good news is that things quieted down around eleven.
 
2020-07-05 5:05:38 PM  

cretinbob: Badmoodman: No, they're illegal, all of them.

No, they're Becky


I think that is Taylor Swift.
 
2020-07-05 5:05:44 PM  
Not many going off in Michigan.  ANTIFA probably stole them.
 
2020-07-05 5:12:10 PM  

some_beer_drinker: when the world is ending, party hard


It's ending again? I've been through so many world endings and kids moving to other countries that I have lost track.

Seriously though, this is individualists telling the collectivists to fark off while having fun.
 
2020-07-05 5:17:34 PM  
A beautiful confluence of the 1st and 2nd amendments!!
 
2020-07-05 5:17:44 PM  

raerae1980: Godscrack: It's been ongoing for two months. Every night.

Where in L.A. are you?  Im in the Valley and its been quiet for the most part.  Id say fireworks started going off sporadically about two weeks ago, definitely not two months ago.  😬


i'm in ktown.  it's been ramping up since march.
 
2020-07-05 5:18:38 PM  

raerae1980: Godscrack: It's been ongoing for two months. Every night.

Where in L.A. are you?  Im in the Valley and its been quiet for the most part.  Id say fireworks started going off sporadically about two weeks ago, definitely not two months ago.  😬


I'm in the West Valley and it's been the bombing of Dresden. M-80's at all hours. If you're in the valley and are not hearing fireworks, I want to know where you live so I can move there. I'm sick of this.
 
2020-07-05 5:20:18 PM  

Godscrack: It's been ongoing for two months. Every night.


I live in the foothills of the Tujunga area of Los Angeles and it sounds like the fall of Saigon.  Every July.  Last night was a pretty good citizen show a couple of blocks down.  Big, way above tree height.  Fark.
 
2020-07-05 5:22:01 PM  

sirgrim: I bet there was some Karen intensifying going on last night.


Yeah they probably out numbered the veterans with PTSD that were freaking out.
 
2020-07-05 5:23:59 PM  

chieromancer: raerae1980: Godscrack: It's been ongoing for two months. Every night.

Where in L.A. are you?  Im in the Valley and its been quiet for the most part.  Id say fireworks started going off sporadically about two weeks ago, definitely not two months ago.  😬

I'm in the West Valley and it's been the bombing of Dresden. M-80's at all hours. If you're in the valley and are not hearing fireworks, I want to know where you live so I can move there. I'm sick of this.


It's not Dresden until innocent people are sucked up into tornados of fire.
 
2020-07-05 5:24:57 PM  

phygz: The skies in OC

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Drove from OC to Pasadena last night about 9:30 - it was nonstop the entire drive....45+ miles of fireworks
 
2020-07-05 5:30:29 PM  
People who live across the street from me set  off a fantastic display of fireworks from 9-11. That's a lot of fireworks, one right after the other.
 
2020-07-05 5:32:01 PM  
i love it here on the fourth.
8 hours of non-stop ordnance.
 
2020-07-05 5:32:46 PM  

The Googles Do Nothing: Not many going off in Michigan.  ANTIFA probably stole them.


Huh?

We had more going off around my parents' house (north east of Flint) than ever in memory. We've been doing our own fireworks for over 20 years, and when we started, it was us, and a family down the road (they usually hosted a family reunion around the 4th). Driving back through Flint at 12:30 this morning was constant fireworks in town, and while I won't mention Casa de LesserEvil's exact location, the small town where I am at has had constant fireworks for the past two weeks.

The fireworks tents are slim pickings right now.

I feel like there was a lot of pent up frustration from being locked down, and people wanted to do something with their families... fireworks seemed like one thing people could do in their own yards without mingling with others.

For us, it has been about teaching my Grandson fireworks safety. His father and uncle have a healthy respect for fireworks, and he does too, now (no, he doesn't get to light them yet).

The neighbor dug out his expensive drones, and recorded ours and others around us.
 
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