On Sunday, I saw fireworks for the first time in about two years. With the return of Canada Day fireworks to Canada Place, I decided to make use of EA’s patio on the 19th floor which overlooks the water.

Because I’m a sucker for work, I arrived at 7pm to get a few hours of work in first. By the time I got to the studio, there were lots of people in the area around Canada Place. By the time 10pm rolled around, there was a large crowd waiting for the festivities to kick off. It was then that I headed up to the patio. It was apparent I was not the only one with the same idea. Half an hour before the show started there already other EA employees and many of their friends and family lining the rail facing the water. I claimed my spot and patiently waited for the half hour to pass. They were mainly Need for Speed people and save for one other dude, no one else from skate. was there.

Finally, the moment arrived and we were treated to an excellent display of pyrotechnics. I had a great view of the whole thing and I didn’t have to jostle with an unruly crowd. That’s how fireworks should be!

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