I wondered about that. You'd see the fireworks from one direction and they were almost complete obscured by low cloud cover and then all of a sudden from another direction they were bright and clear. I don't really care about the fireworks as part of the show - it's just ambiance, an illusion. I do like a good fireworks show in person, but... ...it just seems like locally things just aren't what they used to be. "A Capitol Fourth" did a whole Sousa thing which is always inspiring and this year's show I thought was very, very good. You can stream it on PBS.