Here I am down in Virginia, so missing the amazing Macy's fireworks display. Have been assured that the private show put on by our friends down here is every bit as spectacular. Must admit, I'm a skeptical New Yorker—but will let you know.
I hope Ben means it, don't you? This is Times Square, of course, and that's the ball that they drop (or rather "lower," since it might be a bad idea to drop something that's made of Waterford crystals!) on New Year's Eve. [FYI, that geodesic ball weighs 11,875 pounds, and is covered with 2,668 crystals. The 32,256 LED lights make it possible to create 16 million colors and billions (!) of patterns.] Off to Virginia tonight and may or may not be able to comment—please feel free to do so yourself, of course. And Happy 4th to all you patriotic (or not) Americans!