This Bird’s-Eye View of Fireworks in Los Angeles Is Madness

Explosions. All the explosions

Sure, there were plenty of officially sanctioned ways to enjoy fireworks last night, but it turns out that being in Los Angeles on the Fourth just is a fireworks show. Time-lapse master Chris Pritchard shot the below footage from a vantage point high to the north of Los Angeles, and it may as well be a clip from Armageddon. The entire basin bubbles like a simmering pot with fireworks, and Dodger Stadium blows a steady geyser of pyrotechnics. Go ahead and complain that it took you two hours to fall asleep last night, but try to watch this and not be thrilled to live here: