With the 4th gone by, I would like to hear your stories with fireworks. I'll go first.
Last year on New Years Eve, me and my friend shot some and it was crazy but nothing prepared us for this 4th. My friend and I decided to get together again but unlike last time we invited two of our closest guy friends. That slight change made a whole world of difference.
Well we ended up buy $80 of fireworks between the four of us. There was some serious fun to be had but the first explosion of the night was something none of us could prepare for. One of the guy friends found a part of my inhaler from last year and decided to toss it into the fire. I freaked out but he was like "what's the worst that could happen". So we waited for an explosion but as we looked away it happened. I was huge and scary as shit. We ended up with hot embers on me and the guy. It burned holes through our shirts but it sure was cool. We ended up finding the metal part in the front yard, that was a scary moment.
That whole incident put us into the firework mood but it was dark yet so we started on the light stuff. The guys had apparently bought 250 bottle rockets and were lighting them and tossing them in the road (we were in the driveway now). My friend and I being newbies didn't know any better so we joined in. That probably wasn't the best idea, since most of the ones I threw landed facing us. Let me tell you, that is scary. So almost every time I threw one we ended up running for our lives. We did have some close calls with them going between our legs and right next to us. It was so fun but so so dangerous. Well two hours later we finally ran out of bottle rockets and moved on the the other stuff. Most of the stuff was sparks and lights but a few would chase us and one that was suppose to sparkle just blew up with a boom and a shock wave. Well to end the night we shot these mysterious big rockets. Those rockets turned out to be like the professional stuff, they went straight up and exploded with big beautiful showers of sparks. All in all it was 4 1/2 hours of fun and a long rambling story.