Here’s my annual advice for fireworks viewing: if you have a place to do it, watch fireworks from the highest vantage point you can. We discovered this one year at the top of the Kansas City Hyatt in its revolving restaurant. Forty some stories up, the downtown fireworks looked like Star Wars special effects; the bursts appeared to be coming right at us. Another benefit to really elevated viewing is seeing multiple fireworks displays at one time in various parts of the city.
Another really cool vantage point requiring a little more planning is to be in a plane the evening of July Fourth. Flying back from a NASCAR race in Daytona one year offered the opportunity to see fireworks from the Southeast to the Midwest.
Last year, however, we learned of a cool new vantage point. We were invited to a private party where they essentially shoot professional grade fireworks. While seeing them explode up high is cool, seeing fireworks of this caliber go off 100 feet away was unbelievable.
And even cooler, we’re planning to go to the party again this year with the hope of shooting Monday’s Brainzenning video!
All this is a great reminder – constantly seek out ways to change your vantage point to be able to see familiar things in new and exciting ways!