If you’ve ever been fortunate to spend 4th of July on the Eastside (or in the vicinity thereof) you’ll know that shit gets crazy as soon as the sun sets. Of course people bring in the always popularÂ “safe and sane” fireworks that are available in some of the neighboring cities (like Alhambra) but there seems to be a preference for those very illegal fireworks, the type that fly and explode into a rainbow of colors. You know, the fun ones.
Some people complain about illegal fireworks and get all worked up about it, but it doesn’t matter: I’ve yet to see a 4th without these illegal fireworks. The video above is quite terrible in capturing this holiday and you can’t really hear the non-stop rumble of endless explosions, but it’s a sorta glimpse, via the bad-but-works video feature on my camera.
Click ahead for some after the fact pics from Lincoln Heights.
Last night as I drove back into LH at around 10pm the place was still going crazy. Somebody had some massive explosives around the 5 points area and I don’t mean M80’s, this was big. I went by today to see if I could find evidence of these huge explosions but had no luck. I did happen to walk by the Lincoln Heights Fire Station and took a picture. It had a sign that reads “all fireworks are illegal” which I only just noticed when I put this pic on my computer. Trust me, there were firecracker remains right around station #1.
The shell for a desert blitz. I would boycott this item solely for it’s war reference. Since when has gun powder been used for such evil things like wars?
A used Roman Candle.
Detritus of the flame.
A phone book gets tasked for holding up bottle rockets. Err, I think.
Fireworks mess. Oddly, the streets were cleaner than I expected and much of the clues to last night’s activities had been swept up. I guess that’s good.
Some burn marks. Trails of a fiery night.
I didn’t get a chance to light this stupid looking cuete that’s actually called L.O.L. but I will soon enough. I’ll certainly take a video clip of it when I do!