....but thanks to Hurricane Arthur, the fireworks and Boston Pops concert were moved to Thursday night, July 3rd.
I was a total grump about the whole thing...currently my long experiment days are Wednesdays and Thursdays, and I was in lab until 7:30 pm, and I had to be back in lab the next morning for analysis that had to get to my advisor by Friday afternoon - so I couldn't really enjoy the party as much as I would have been able to if it had been on a Friday. But! It was a wonderful show, and ended just as front came in - the sky opened up and boy, did it ever pour.
The sound, the feel, the colors...there's just something about a live fireworks show.