Jul 27 2008
The consensus amongst a crowd of fireworks watchers from the roof of my building last night is that the USA kicked Canada’s butt in the Vancouver Celebration of Light fireworks competition. This, despite a lack of wind that prevented the Yanks’ fireworks smoke from moving out of the way and made half the show sort of an exploding purple nebula.
What was up with the Canadian theme, anyway? Attack? Godzilla? I don’t get it.
Will the Chinese give us a fireworks show to make the Americans (and us) run for cover? More to come.
A friend also noted that last year during the Vancouver City garbage strike, everyone pitched in after the fireworks to keep the beaches clean. Then, the sanitation workers were hoping the beaches would turn into landfill sites so as to boost their strike power. This year, with the strike a fruit-fly tinged memory, the garbage is piling up for the city crew to deal with. Seems like Vancouverites can’t help sticking it to the city workers.