It was an "almost" perfect night on the Bangor Waterfront.

The weather did not fully cooperate on Sunday for the 4th of July festivities in Bangor, but the light drizzle didn't stop a pretty awesome fireworks display from happening, much to the delight of the thousands of people who made the trek to their favorite spot downtown to watch the dazzling display of pyrotechnics that the city provided us. There were a number of towns that moved their celebrations to July 5th, but Bangor bit the bullet and went through with it, and it was a huge success.

I do have to admit that by the time Sunday rolled around, I had my fill of fireworks, because some of my neighbors took full advantage of the long holiday weekend, by lighting off an array of them, and usually at about 1 in the morning. Also, I had noticed that several friends who have dogs were bummed out because so many pets are freaked out by fireworks, so I was kind of over it, however something changed by the time 9:30 rolled around on Sunday night.

I met some friends in Brewer at a local watering hole for a few cold ones, and some live music. After all of that, I walked home over the Joshua Chamberlain Bridge, and I was truly moved by all the people lined up to watch the proceedings. After a long, hard year of Covid-19 madness, people were lined up side by side, young and old, having a blast, and that kind of brought it all home for me. We deserved a night of celebration.

Check out the entire live streamed fireworks show, and the grand finale on the Bangor Waterfront!

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