Tap Posted July 1, 2009 Share Posted July 1, 2009 Fireworks shows I love! Fireworks in my neighborhood... not.so.much. I live in Washington where big fireworks are legal for the everyday Joe to buy from June 28-July 5. There are huge fireworks stands on every street corner. I mean like 12 huge stands in a half mile...every, single, corner. Our previous swim team got a licence last year and made over $10,000 the first time ever selling fireworks. That is a lot of everyday people spending a lot of money for some little shiny thing that goes bang, sparkle, sparkle, fizz. So, someone please explain to me what the appeal is to people to set off fireworks in the middle of the street. When there is a pipe bomb scare, the police block off entire streets, but for 9 days every summer, explosives are legal, for sale everywhere, and encouraged as part of an all day party (and often drunk fest). There are also tribal lands that sell the really big fireworks. These are obviously illegal (off tribal land) but so many people don't seem to care. How does this even seem remotely like a good idea? We have a neighbor that goes to the extreme....and I mean extreme. We are talking fireworks coming into his garage on pallets, extreme. He sells them on the side to fund his passion. He lets off fireworks for 4-5 hours, in vast quantities. He rivals the local shows, but in the middle of a neighborhood. :001_huh: He has damaged property, including setting a neighbors house on fire one year. We put it out before any damage was caused. We can't go any where on the 4th, we have to stay home and keep fire watch. So, tell me...what is it about them that people love. Not just to watch, but to purchase large quantities, spent huge amounts of money, and watch it all fizzle into the night sky in a matter of hours? No fair just saying, 'it's fun', I want real answers, please. :bigear: Remember I love fireworks...in shows. Enlighten me please!:lol: Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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