Skyrockets in Flight: What Was Your Fireworks Playlist?


Good morning. I’m Matos, and I’ve been here before. Last night I caught easily the most impressive fireworks I’ve seen, over Seattle’s Lake Union, and from distant windows I heard radio songs presumably meant to sync up with the display. What I caught: Strauss’s “Also Sprach Zarathustra,” a.k.a. the theme from 2001: A Space Odyssey; some of the “1812 Overture”; John Williams’s opening theme to Star Wars; and, er, Depeche Mode’s “Just Can’t Get Enough,” presumably in tribute to America’s ravenous nature and/or the fact that the Lake Union fireworks just kept going for 35 glorious minutes. That’s how I like to think of it, anyway. So, commenters–what did you hear during last night’s fireworks?