|Sun still high and hot over a 4PM not-as-crowded-as-I-expected Sailing Pavilion, you can see we were literally right on the river|
|By 8PM though, the sailing pavilion was packed, both with LGOs and other MIT students and friends|
(Sorry about the candid, guys!)
|A great spot for sailing and grilling|
Leading up to the concert they had lots of smaller patroitic things going on.
|They shot off canons on the Boston side of the river, hence all the white smoke|
|Lady Liberty and Uncle Sam and other American icons went boating past|
|The top of the Prudential Center was decked out in Red, White and Blue lighting|
(same building that did MIT 150 in its windows)
|They had a jet flyover (sorry, I don't know what kind)|
The concert started at 8PM with patriotic music and sing-alongs. Our international friends might not have known what to think of this whole display, but they seemed to enjoy themselves and take in the moment nonetheless. They, along with us, noticed that just when everyone started singing, the flag at the pavilion started waving. Awesome!
|Representatives of Australia and Canada|
|Our high flying flag|
|This was the giant barge where all the fireworks were launched from. They synchronized the launches to music that played over speakers on both sides of the river.|
|Happily taking in the glow of the show|