I'm a big fan of fireworks myself but do people really need to set them off the day before and after the holiday? My dogs tend to bark every time a firework goes off. It gets old after 3 days. We do turn the TV up a little louder than normal on the evening of the main firework shows.
On another note we've given up on going out to see the firework as the traffic and crowds out here get so ridiculous.
In my ghetto,
the 4th. begins in June, sometimes May.
Sometimes lasts till Aug.
'Of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the U.S. was too strong.'