Therefore, we here on this side of the world like to celebrate the real day of Independence, July 3rd, with food, fare, and fireworks. **Ok, everything I just said is complete BS...except the part about us celebrating Independence Day on July 3rd. In the end it has to do with the fact that it is cheaper to do on the 3rd instead of the 4th. Anyway, it was a pretty good event especially since the whole safety aspect is really lacking here. You really got the full effect with ashes and char raining down on you during the show.
At least they make up for the whole 3rd of July thing by starting out the show with an all-American rendition of "God Bless America" by none other than...oh wait, nevermind...regardless, Celine Dion can still sing.