Click on the bar below to hear 30 seconds (slightly amplified) of the Decatur, GA fireworks from almost exactly a mile away (to the northeast, at about 60 degrees from North), in the Decatur Heights neighborhood on Sycamore Drive.
You'll hear some reflection of the sound off a nearby church building and nearby houses.
Near the end, you'll hear the percussion fireworks, which probably sound closer to the sound of cannon fire during the Battle of Decatur 148 years ago, on July 22, 1864.
Fireworks don't seem to bother the katydids, which can be heard chirping in the background in between blasts throughout.
Tom Reed posted a sample video of the fireworks as seen from the Decatur Depot, just blocks away.
- Not enough focus on AMERICA (no flag fireworks, for instance, as were seen in TV coverage of celebrations in major US cities.
- Only music during and between the fireworks was Cafe Lily blasting non-patriotic music. A multimedia presentation, featuring live or recorded music and possibly laser lights, would be awesome! (Yes, there is a concert on the Square earlier.)
Perhaps the planners will take this as helpful feedback for use in planning next year's event.