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Old 07-04-2021, 05:44 PM
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Tonight is worse than last night. There are more fireworks that are closer and louder. And it has been going on for several hours. When will it stop?


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Old 07-04-2021, 06:11 PM
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My neighborhood is lit up big time tonight!
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Old 07-04-2021, 06:21 PM
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It rained last night so they are at ti big time tonight. Over 3 hours. Where do they get the money? They are illegal in our city but the police have their hands full with bigger crimes.
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Old 07-04-2021, 06:33 PM
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Itís so loud. I just donít understand the appeal. You should hear it. Itís absolutely insane.

I feel so bad for veterans and dogs. I hate them. They scare the crap out of me.

And, if people have the money to spend hundreds of dollars on this nonsense they can donate it to the ďHelp GG buy a new house fundĒ.
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Old 07-04-2021, 06:36 PM
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Our new neighbors are not ingratiating themselves with the pet owners on the block. They are setting off huge fireworks in their driveway. We heard one upset dog mom expressing frustration as she tried to calm her anxious dog. We have doors and windows shut and shades pulled with the TVs on to block it out. Even still, our cats are hyper alert. I worry about the feral cats.

I dislike this because I really don’t think it is being done to celebrate our country so much.



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Old 07-04-2021, 06:52 PM
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Thatís exactly what I think; fireworks in no way celebrate the country. BBQís with friends? Go for it. But this is ridiculous.
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Old 07-04-2021, 07:05 PM
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My poor dog has been terrified. And it's not just one night - it went on last night and probably will tomorrow night as well.
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Old 07-04-2021, 07:44 PM
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This makes me do angry. Itís annoying to us. For my best friend who is a Viet Nam vet, his PTSD is in overdrive right now. He literally threw his wife off the bed onto the floor and covered her with his body.
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Old 07-04-2021, 07:58 PM
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Our neighborhood was thankfully more calm than last night. And it again had ended by 10:15. You can hear a few things in the distance every once in a while.
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Old 07-04-2021, 08:17 PM
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I just donít understand the appeal. You should hear it. Itís absolutely insane.
I'm with you all the way! I had the same thoughts, when, in broad daylight, idiots seemed to think it was a good idea to start their blasts one after another. All the 'bombs' are driving me up a wall! (I'm not even calling them fireworks anymore. To me, they are more like bombs and other explosives.) They seem to be competing with each other all around.

Maybe I'm remembering wrong, but I recall the days when we would light up 'safe and sane' fireworks that would sparkle and glow to the delight of all who were watching. We would take turns watching each others' families light up whatever we had. It was about watching all the displays and movements of lights. Not anymore. It just doesn't feel safe.

These days, it seems it has become all about who has the loudest, most obnoxious fireworks. Frankly, I feel like we've been robbed of the days when it was all about appreciating what we had as a tradition where we didn't have to be annoyed or afraid of such LOUD blasts that can shake our buildings. I'm very frustrated by what this holiday has become... Dangerous, frightening, illegal fireworks to the max. I wish I could make it stop! It only seems to get louder and louder...


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Old 07-04-2021, 08:27 PM
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I've become very bah humbug about 4th of July and have stayed home on purpose the past several years. I don't like the non-stop fireworks, it almost always rains/hails here anyway at some point, and I worry about all of the drunk drivers on the road. The fireworks sound like they are very close and I worry they're going to start a fire. They'll be at it tomorrow night too. Ugh.
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Old 07-04-2021, 08:57 PM
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Same here, where fireworks r illegal, we seem to be surrounded by people doing them, plus we r hearing a 6 flags show too lol ...constant rumbling and popping .
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Old 07-04-2021, 09:04 PM
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Well, the fun seemed to pass. Then it started back up around midnight and is still going. I'm guessing they put the kids to bed, sat around drinking, and once they were good and drunk decided to play with explosives again

I love, love, love fireworks! But I like the big professional shows, not the junk people set off at home these days.
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Old 07-04-2021, 09:07 PM
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It is after midnight and someone is still setting them off in our neighborhood. Itís illegal to do in town, and against HOA, but apparently no one is really doing anything about it.
My husband has to work tomorrow, and heís getting no rest.
For once Iím wishing I had a lawnmower. Iíd be revving it up at 5:30 tomorrow morning.
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Old 07-04-2021, 09:54 PM
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I hope everyone's fireworks have settled down! They are still going here, and I suspect they will for a while yet, but they've slowed in intensity and number so I'm happy about that!
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Old 07-05-2021, 01:35 AM
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It was another annoying night for me, too, although not quite as close.

And yes, I'm pretty curmodgeonly about all aspects of Fourth of July celebrations. I don't go to see professional displays. I don't go to parades. I have no interest in gathering with other people to drink too much and eat unhealthy food and, as Haley23 says, there are way too many drunk drivers on the road. I just try to be sure I have everything I need to get through the weekend so I don't have to go anywhere. I usually try to get some unpleasant household task done (like clean the basement or garage) since I'm miserable anyway and then I heave a sigh of relief when it's all over. The closest I come to "celebrating" is my annual re-read of a piece an old friend wrote for a Canadian magazine about the horrors of going home to Iowa for the Fourth of July.
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Old 07-05-2021, 03:58 AM
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I live in Canada and Iím about 10 minutes from the border and as I was laying in bed last night I could hear them going off for hours!
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Old 07-05-2021, 05:36 AM
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I live in Canada and Iím about 10 minutes from the border and as I was laying in bed last night I could hear them going off for hours!
Well, that must be adding insult to injury, to have to listen to them even in Canada! Are Canadians obnoxious about fireworks for Canada Day, as well? I've often wondered if I could avoid Fourth of July hoopla by planning a trip to Canada in early July but figured I'd have to be careful to plan the timing just right or I'd have to deal with Canada Day hoopla instead.
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Old 07-05-2021, 06:48 AM
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I donít think itís as bad here but yes, there definitely are fireworks.
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Old 07-05-2021, 09:23 AM
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Everyone should have come over to my house. There were several official ones going off when we were at a festival, but as soon as the festivals in the area were over, it was completely quiet. There was absolutely nothing earlier in the day on the 4th either. We were gone most of the 2nd and 3rd so I donít know how things were then.
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Old 07-05-2021, 09:33 AM
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There were several official ones going off when we were at a festival, but as soon as the festivals in the area were over, it was completely quiet.
Okay, everyone!!! Party over at Jazzer’s July 4, 2022!!! Potluck!
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Old 07-05-2021, 12:16 PM
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Whoot whoot!!
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