Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Photos: Kaboom Town in Addison does Fourth of July right
Kaboom Town is the kind of fireworks show that makes you feel small.
ADDISON The Town of Addison sure knows how to throw a party. A handful of nights out of the year, Addison hosts some of the most family-friendly events in DFW, and Kaboom Town was one of those nights.
The town of just over 15,000 people draws an estimated 500,000 to Kaboom Town each year. After a spirited air show over Addison Airport, the $200,000 fireworks show deemed one of the top five in America by the Travel Channel began.
Growing up in DFW, I've seen this show many times. But as the colors lit up in the sky, I went back to the days of being a kid on Independence Day, looking up starry-eyed at the booming blasts. Kaboom Town is the kind of fireworks show that makes you feel small; it makes you feel like you're part of a bigger city, state, and country for which we were celebrating.
After a seemingly neverending show choreographed to an array of music -- pop, country, patriotic tunes, and a strange rendition of "Footloose" -- all that was left were twinkles in the sky.
(And traffic. But that was expected.)
If you didn't make it to Kaboom Town, there are plenty of other ways to celebrate Independence Day. Happy Fourth, y'all.
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