I had almost forgotten that tonight was the preview gala for the Americana. My memory was jolted by a massive fireworks display about ten minutes ago that sounded like World War III. I wouldn't have had any advance warning if Franklin Avenue hadn't posted an item about receiving a mailer last week warning of loud noises from 7-9:30pm.
The fireworks didn't go off until 11:10 or so-- pretty damn late. Here are some pictures from my kitchen window.