When we shared firework watching spots earlier this week, we were intrigued to see if people would be able to actually camp out and watch firework displays from these locations. There’s no way of knowing if anyone did but we found a few videos from locations in and around places we thought that would be great to watch fireworks. What did we learn? There are a shit ton of firework displays in Los Angeles on Independence Day.
While most people were obsessing over the San Diego firework malfunction, we found a few little videos documenting and giving time lapses of what fireworks in Los Angeles look like. Two are from the Hollywood Hills/Griffith Park while one is from Downtown. Each of the videos show the skyline of Los Angeles almost constantly full of fireworks. There are small ones, big ones, low ones, high ones: they’re everywhere! They also appear to carry one for at least two hours. I am sure a lot are from Dodger Stadium, yes, but you can’t help but think, “Wow: lots of illegal fireworks are set off on July 4th.” Yes, of course there are some and I remember seeing some myself this past Wednesday. That being said, there are tons from all around the city in these videos, from Echo Park to Silver Lake to Downtown to Hollywood to West Hollywood and more.
There’s a strange beauty to the displays here as they all blend into the city, fireworks rippling the normal sea of lights in Los Angeles. I guess because we have the space, we have the capability to employ so many fireworks? No idea. Regardless, we all played it safe enough that nothing happen, the city and the hills are not up in flames, and we all got to see some pretty fireworks and videos of the fireworks.