The fog rolled in just before the fireworks, but that didn't detract from the brilliant display.

A two-hour show of bombs bursting in air dazzled hundreds of people on the grass just east of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

The launch pad wasn't in the coliseum, but just east, putting us very close to the action.

Many of the explosions took place right above us, allowing us to lay down and stare up at the night sky while reclining on our beach blanket. We only realized later small scraps of spent bombs had fallen down on us like snow in a Morrissey song.

Even though the smoke - trapped by the fog? - marred what would have been a spectacular finale, the crowds actually cheered and applauded at the end of the free display.

This was one of the best shows I've seen. But a few questions:

Why don't they allow people to park at the California Science Center and environs - even if they want to charge?

Why don't they do the fireworks inside the coliseum, charging people who want to be inside and still allowing people to lounge in the grass for free?

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