Best one around here in years. The firecrackers in my neighborhood sound like a major firefight and the street is hung with a really thick pall of powder smoke. A really noisy message being sent to all government agencies around here: It's independence day and instead of cowering indoors or in the back yard with sparklers, people are out front in the streets with the really colorful, noisy stuff.
A celebration of individual liberty and a big FU to the forces of darkness. Brings a smile to my face.