Last night we went downtown to see Spokane’s fireworks show. Overall, it was pretty good. It lasted forever, though. It was easily fifteen minutes long (perhaps longer). In my opinion, fireworks shows shouldn’t be longer than about ten minutes, unless they’re really well choreographed. It’s just hard to keep the audience’s attention when you keep showing the same thing over and over.
More exciting than the fireworks show was the crazy-ass storm that blew in immediately after (on the way back to our car, it started to rain. The fireworks started thirty minutes early and thank goodness they did!). Just prior to and during the show, lightning was arcing through the clouds and brilliant flashes of light would, from time to time, overshadow the fireworks show. In fact, the audience reacted more to the storm than they did to any of the fireworks.
On the drive home, it rained and hailed, and the night sky was lit up every few seconds by giant, bright bolts of lightning. What really interested me was the sheer frequency of the bolts. I’m used to storms where you see lightning every few minutes. This was almost constant.
One final note about last night: It was hot as hell! We almost turned on the air conditioner in our flat because it was so hot (we eventually decided not to). Just to give you an idea of how hot it was, at 10pm, it was over eighty degrees outside.0 People like this. Be the first!