Thanksgiving in Echo Park brings sounds of… fireworks?

July 4th, 2011 fireworks

Thanksgiving dinner with the family last night was accompanied by an unusual noise this time of year – loud popping sounds coming from somewhere nearby in Echo Park. I immediately concluded the sounds were fireworks, not having the heart to tell my family it maybe, perhaps, could have been gunshots (I’m apparently not so good and telling the difference right away).

We figured it wasn’t the latter, but resident Jeanne did some digging of her own, and apparently the dinner-time fireworks we heard weren’t the only ones. Jeanne emailed us the official word this morning:

Bizarrely, per northeast division desk sargent: some adolescent thought it would be entertaining to light fireworks in the wee hours of the morning in the 1300 block of sunset.

So for once, the large explosive noises were not gunfire-that-sounded-like-fireworks, but actually fireworks.

A relief i guess for it not to be shooting…

Here, here!

4 replies
  1. toni says:

    Oddly enough, we had them here too! I am an Echo Parkian for long time past, and have moved to the Antelope Valley. I live in an area called Quartz Hill and about 6:30 last nite we heard fireworks. I am NOT (nor is my Aussie) a fan of them!

  2. Echo Park Gal says:

    Those juveniles were my rude hipster neighbors at 1416 Quintero St. They had a loud out door party till 3 am and major fireworks at midnight.

  3. Echo Park Gal says:

    Those juveniles were my rude hipster neighbors at 1416 Quintero St. They had an out door party with loud music and much loud braying laughter till 3 am. Major fireworks were at midnight. Seriously.

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