Fireworks Over Golden Gate Park a Huge Success – Go Giants! – Soft Thuds Heard for Miles – Ended Before 10 PM

[UPDATE: Oh yes, the birds, too – I forgot about them.]

Get up to speed right here on tonight’s surprise fireworks show in the Music Concourse for the benefit of the San Francisco Giants and Major League Baseball.

Per the SFGiants:

“If you’re in The City and you hear fireworks in a minute, don’t be alarmed, it’s just the #SFGiants private World Series Gala at GG Park.”

But, uh oh:

“Seeing complaints from people in SF about the Tuesday night Fireworks. Giants better win the World Series for the city after this one!”

Und:

“Oh apparently it’s some fireworks show for the Giants over GG park? Effing stupid. I’ve never seen a city so obsessed with a sports team.”*

Here’s the video.

Via cphipps1969

Can you hear the chants of, “Let’s go, Giants?”

Via dictiondavies

And here’s the view from Fell Street:

Don’t click to expand

And here’s the mise en scene with Sutro Tower in the background.

This show was scheduled to end at 10:25 PM but concern over area NIMBYs pushed things up a half-hour or so.

Go Giants!

*Say what?

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6 Responses to “Fireworks Over Golden Gate Park a Huge Success – Go Giants! – Soft Thuds Heard for Miles – Ended Before 10 PM”

  1. [...] Thanks to SFCitizen for the video heads up; there’s more video and pics on his site. [...]

  2. jaybee says:

    Sorry, but that was alot louder than soft thuds. My house was shaking! Sounded like we were being bombed.

  3. sfcitizen says:

    They could have done a better job giving people a heads-up.

    They should have opened it up and invited people, but there wasn’t the budget for that, I guess….

  4. susan says:

    I get the SF alerts, so got the news mid-afternoon. Didn’t feel like walking 6 blocks, so just went across the street to watch & enjoy! What a great place for awesome fireworks, maybe we can have them again sometime with a little more warning? Who are the NIMBY’s who dislike fireworks shows? I’d rather have the show then the 2+ weeks of firecrakers for Chinese New Years!

  5. sfcitizen says:

    The NIMBYs are out there, startled house pets, etc…

    Agree about firecrackers. Lion dancers = pain for my sensitive ears. Earplugs are the way to go…

  6. closet_pyro says:

    A lot of neighbors living around the park were not thrilled. Not so much NIMBY but not well publicized so scary at first (light flashes, explosions, helicopters, etc) not to mention pet trauma. Also heard concerns about impact to park wildlife. GG Park is the nesting home to a lot of bird species, so they might have a point.

    I like fireworks and the Giants, but not the best choice of venue.