Wherever you catch the show, whether it's lying on a blanket on , sitting on a car parked downtown or mingling with the crowds in Boston, Fourth of July fireworks have surely made an impact on you at some point.
Remember that first time you really watched the colors exploding overhead and heard the loud booms (perhaps with your hands over your ears to lessen the noise)? Ever tried guessing what color the next shell would produce? Did you make up nicknames for them (the "Big Boomers," the "Screamers," the "Squiggly Ones")?
Whether you know the technical names or not, we want to know: What is your favorite type (or color) of fireworks?
Tell us in the comments below, and share your best fireworks memories.
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