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July 4th Chicago fireworks from a hotel balcony?

We live in the Chicagoland area and next year, instead of dealing with the transit/parking/waiting/crowds aspects of watching the Navy Pier 4th of July fireworks display, I thought maybe we could just get a hotel room nearby with a balcony view and watch from there in comfort and style. It seems like many people pull this off every year. What will I need to know? [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jul 18, 2016 - 7 answers

Dealing with dog anxiety and bad habits

My parents' dog is not allowed inside the house. I let her inside for two nights because it was very hot -- 105F -- outside. But now any time I go inside and leave her alone, she's frantic and begs to be let in. She already has separation anxiety. [more inside]
posted by mmmleaf on Jul 3, 2016 - 37 answers

How do I put somebody's eye out?

Asking for fiction: I would like to stage a FICTIONAL eye-related accident that involves a person falling into one of those fireworks that is a fountain of sparks. Let's say the person falling on the firework is 5'8" and the firework is at table height. The person trips and falls and gets the firework to the face. What sorts of physiological damage are we looking at? [more inside]
posted by angrycat on Apr 25, 2016 - 9 answers

Firework-phobic dog home alone on NYE?

We haven't been out on New Year's Eve in the six years we've had this big baby, Clyde Drexler (obligatory photo - we like to call this his OK Cupid profile pic). This year, we have an offer we can't refuse. [more inside]
posted by Sweetie Darling on Dec 31, 2015 - 10 answers

Large Public NYE Celebration in the USA

I love large, public street parties for New Year's Eve. Where can I find one in the USA? [more inside]
posted by Seeba on Dec 23, 2015 - 9 answers

Fireworks party

I'm throwing a barbecue / fireworks party for my wife's birthday. What things do I need to organise? [more inside]
posted by Just this guy, y'know on Nov 5, 2015 - 9 answers

What Northern California counties ban fireworks?

A rough fourth of July (and 3rd, and 5th) for my dog here in Sacramento. We want to avoid the five solid hours of booming and whistling next year by getting out of town. Can you recommend a California town or county that bans fireworks and enforces that ban? [more inside]
posted by mulcahy on Jul 5, 2015 - 12 answers

Where can I set off fireworks near Nashville, TN?

Where can I set off fireworks near Nashville, TN? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 30, 2015 - 6 answers

viewing fireworks in Nashville?

This is a long shot, but here goes - I'm trying to come up with evening entertainment suitable for visiting children ages 5-10, here in Nashville (tonight and tomorrow), and I see that the Sounds are putting on a fireworks display (presumably at LP Field). Does anyone know of a good viewing spot that would be comfortable for children? The likeliest spots are downtown in the midst of all the adult honkytonk. Maybe Riverfront Park or the pedestrian bridge, but it would be nice to have a kid-friendly strategy, rather than experimenting with them in tow. Suggestions handy to the Art Crawl on 5th would be especially valuable, as would any other after-dinner ideas.
posted by mmiddle on May 2, 2014 - 6 answers

Seattle 4th of July, 5-year-old edition

I'm thinking about letting my almost 5 year old stay up to see some fireworks on Thursday. What's a good place to see them that doesn't involve being stuck in traffic or having to camp out all day? [more inside]
posted by rouftop on Jul 1, 2013 - 9 answers

Best place to watch the New York City July 4th Fireworks

It's that time of year again, and ever since the fireworks moved to the West side, it's been a struggle to sort out the best place to watch them. How far north/south do I have to go to NOT battle the insane crowds? [more inside]
posted by larthegreat on Jun 28, 2013 - 7 answers

Rockets and Tubes: Why not?

Why do we not launch rockets out of tubes? If the most expensive bits of launching a rocket are the first few feet off the ground, why don't we put the rockets into a tube to make launching more efficient? [more inside]
posted by Freen on Jun 27, 2013 - 13 answers

world championship of fireworks?

The British (whose country I live in) do amazing fireworks displays. Is there some kind of (any kind of) international/European championship of fireworks? OR, is there a blog of fireworks display videos you can direct me to.
posted by parmanparman on Apr 20, 2013 - 9 answers

Why did fireworks just go off in Houston?

Ok, so it sounds like a bunch of fireworks just went off downtown. I have never had such a hard time finding info on fireworks as I have in this city. Why did they go off and where can I find any info on ones coming up? (not the 4th, got that, thanks) [more inside]
posted by Jacen on Apr 19, 2013 - 4 answers

MacGyver me!

What are some natural ingredients one might stumble upon in the wilderness that you could potentially mix together (sans laboratory) to create a flash or explosion? [more inside]
posted by np312 on Dec 3, 2012 - 12 answers


What's the closest place to San Francisco where I can legally buy fireworks? Where can I legally set them off? [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco on Jul 3, 2012 - 21 answers

Non-explosive explosions

What are some fun alternatives to fireworks for the 4th of July? [more inside]
posted by waterlily on Jun 30, 2012 - 14 answers

Thundershirt versus frequent neighborhood fireworks

Thanks to a change in fireworks sale laws in my state, people are really lighting off their rockets and whiz-bangers and whatnot. My dog, she hates that. Does the Thundershirt actually work? Any other tips for chilling out explosion-averse dogs?
posted by palindromic on Jun 29, 2012 - 17 answers

I Still Love You, California! Goodnight!

Upscale and downscale food, drink and adventure in SF for 4-Jul Week? [more inside]
posted by rokusan on Jun 27, 2012 - 10 answers

Quiet, Chill Place to Watch the Fireworks in San Francisco for the 4th

I am looking for a place to watch the fireworks in San Francisco on the fourth with some annoyingly specific requirements. [more inside]
posted by twiggy32 on Jun 17, 2012 - 5 answers

Gah! Acrobat!

Why is Acrobat artifacting my images? I am at my wits end. [more inside]
posted by halseyaa on Feb 9, 2012 - 5 answers

How to take the best photos of fireworks from up high?

I will be seeing in the New Year at the top of a 100 meter tall building in Buenos Aires. I have a Canon SX30 IS, a fairly high-end point and click which has plenty of manual settings. I want to make the most of the viewpoint to take photos of the fireworks that will be going off around the city - what should I know? [more inside]
posted by jontyjago on Dec 30, 2011 - 5 answers

Can I carefully and safely drug my dog?

I've got another dog question. This time I need advice about what to do with her on New Year's Eve. [more inside]
posted by msali on Dec 20, 2011 - 24 answers

Easy image decompositing with Adobe CS

What is the best way to use Adobe CS to chop an illustration into multiple graphic files that can later be recombined by software to recreate the original illustration? [more inside]
posted by alms on Oct 12, 2011 - 12 answers

Learning more about fireworks

How do I learn more about building and using fireworks? [more inside]
posted by I am the Walrus on Jul 6, 2011 - 8 answers

Seeking... seeeking

Police lasers for fireworks? [more inside]
posted by OrangeDrink on Jul 4, 2011 - 7 answers

For best fireworks viewing, please use Math.

I'd like to be able to watch the Macy's fireworks from my dad's roof on the Upper West Side. How can I figure out if I'll be able to see them? I have some variables, heights, distances, and video... [more inside]
posted by thebazilist on Jul 1, 2011 - 7 answers

In OS X, How do I disable the Cmd-F1 display mirroring keyboard shortcut?

In Mac OS X, how can I disable the Cmd-F1 keyboard shortcut? [more inside]
posted by kpmcguire on Sep 3, 2010 - 8 answers

Where to buy fireworks off-season in Texas?

Buying fireworks off-season in Texas (specifically Dallas-Ft.Worth area)? [more inside]
posted by monkeybutt on Aug 16, 2010 - 4 answers

Dog afraid of the backyard

Our dog has become traumatized by the recent fireworks (I'm in the US, obviously) and is afraid to go outside at night. Even when he is taken outside he doesn't do anything - this results in late night indoor poops. What can I do to get him going in the backyard again? [more inside]
posted by charred husk on Jul 6, 2010 - 16 answers

Boston fireworks visible from Brighton?

Where to see the Boston fireworks in the Brighton area? [more inside]
posted by dondiego87 on Jul 4, 2010 - 4 answers

Fireworks in Echo Park?

Los Angelino MeFites: Are there supposed to be fireworks at the Echo Park lake tonight? Any suggestions on where to catch fireworks on the Eastside tonight? [more inside]
posted by PostIronyIsNotaMyth on Jul 4, 2010 - 5 answers

Where to watch the fireworks in Seattle (besides Gasworks park)

Is there a good place in Seattle to watch the fireworks that isn't too crowded and would be ok to bring a dog? Preferably north of downtown?
posted by macinchik on Jul 3, 2010 - 3 answers

Where to watch the NYC fireworks show in 2010?

I'll be in New York City for July 4th and wanted to know where I could get the best view of the fireworks this year. I think they are going to be over the Hudson this year. Specifics appreciated.
posted by newtux on Jun 30, 2010 - 5 answers

Is there an NYC fireworks calendar?

Is there a site that lists all fireworks displays in New York City? Since fireworks require permits, they must be tracked somewhere. All summer long I hear fireworks outside my window two or three times a week, and it'd be nice to see them too!
posted by moonmilk on Jun 27, 2010 - 10 answers

Tripping on Independence Day

Is it worth spending an extra fortnight in Boston - just to see the Independence Day celebrations? And what is there to do in New England/the East coast that doesn't cost a fortune? Longcat question inside. [more inside]
posted by selvaria on Jun 24, 2010 - 13 answers

Good spot for DC fireworks viewing?

Where should we watch the 4th of July fireworks in Washington DC from? [more inside]
posted by cosmac on Jun 1, 2010 - 15 answers

Where does Fireworks store image map hotspots?

How can I edit or update an image map in Adobe Fireworks CS4 or CS5? I've saved the .png that contains "hotspots", I have the HTML that Fireworks exports, with all the hotspot coordinates, but if I move these files to a different folder, then reload the .png into Fireworks, all the hotspots are gone :( [more inside]
posted by flutable on May 30, 2010 - 4 answers

What is the name of this dimly remembered audiobook

Help me remember this dimly remembered audio book that we listened to when I was a child. [more inside]
posted by jonathanstrange on Feb 23, 2010 - 2 answers

Fireworks and Photoshop workflow issues

Fireworks vs. Photoshop - which is better? (ok, that's obviously flamebait). How do I make a workflow argument for Photoshop in a production department entrenched in Fireworks? [more inside]
posted by fauxtoes on Aug 31, 2009 - 7 answers

oh, god, we're all going to die

How can I be less freaked-out by fireworks noises when I am living in a possible war zone? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 21, 2009 - 19 answers

Bright Lights Brit City

Looking to be in London this New Year's Eve and see the fireworks show. I know the crowds will be huge but it there anyone who has found a simple view point area that also has a tube station? What is the wrong thing to do? Bars up high that look out on the Thames maybe?
posted by Freedomboy on Jul 15, 2009 - 5 answers

What caused pitch-shifted echoes of the sound of a fireworks display?

What acoustical phenomena explain the apparent pitch-shifted echo I heard while observing tonight's fireworks display? [more inside]
posted by Songdog on Jul 4, 2009 - 12 answers

Celebrating the Red, White, and... grey in New England

Looking for alternative Independence Day activities in New England... [more inside]
posted by zachxman on Jul 2, 2009 - 10 answers

Where to watch the Chicago fireworks?

Awesome / unique locations to see the July 3rd fireworks in Chicago? [more inside]
posted by ztdavis on Jul 1, 2009 - 6 answers

Fourth of July Fireworks in Thurmont, MD?

Fourth of July fireworks displays near Thurmont, MD? [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl on Jun 29, 2009 - 3 answers

Summer in the City...

What year did New York City switch from having Fourth of July fireworks on the Hudson River to the East River? [more inside]
posted by Wylie Kyoto on Mar 28, 2009 - 4 answers

Why are there fireworks tonight in west Houston?

What is the massive fireworks display tonight in west Houston? [more inside]
posted by mrbill on Nov 22, 2008 - 12 answers

Fireworks Mixtape.

Help me make a play list of music that has to be listened to while watching fireworks. [more inside]
posted by Del Far on Jul 4, 2008 - 17 answers

Am I going to have to leave my apartment to see fireworks?

Am I going to be able to see fireworks from my NYC apartment this year? [more inside]
posted by soonertbone on Jul 3, 2008 - 5 answers

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