Redman buying fireworks (as seen on the cover of the NYTimes)
"The fireworks industry generated $952 million in sales in 2010, a record, according to the American Pyrotechnics Association, and all signs point to big numbers in 2011 as well. Sales to consumers account for roughly two-thirds of the total.today in NYC
Only four states continue to ban firework sales: New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Delaware. Julie L. Heckman, executive director of the American Pyrotechnics Association, a trade group, said that a decade ago, sales were permitted in only about half the states. Several, including New Hampshire and Kentucky, have loosened restrictions to allow merchants to sell a wider variety, she said.
One of the main reasons bans are being lifted is that residents can simply drive to the next town, or state, to buy fireworks." [NY Times]
* Spanglish Fly @ Barbes
* Pablo Malaurie @ Barbes
* Zoogma, Horizon Wireless @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Baye Kouyate and the Tougarake @ Zebulon
* Summerjam III with Extreme Animals, Sightings, Liturgy, PC Worship, Hubble, La Otracina, Fuckton, In Buenos Aires, Dubknowdub, Black Ribbons, Future Shuttle, and more @ Shea Stadium
Happy 4th. More about today HERE.