Cool weather and budget cutbacks didn’t dampen the Bay Area’s crackle and pop Wednesday. Here are some of the best videos of Independence Day fireworks:

Here’s the finale of the San Francisco display, as seen from Fort Mason, posted to Youtube by SandD2012:

This video shows the rockets taking off from the ground in San Jose, documented by SkamatixAlex:

The climax of Sonoma‘s explosives had at least one viewer in rapture, as recorded by mcforyou:

All in all, the Bay Area got a big bang yesterday. But not as big as in San Diego, where all the fireworks were accidentally ignited at once as Andrew92106 shows. It was pretty much over in 15 seconds:

Finally, for still photos of the Bay Area pyrotechnics, try the San Francisco Chronicle’s slideshow.

Videos: Bay Area July 4 Fireworks, Plus San Diego Accidentally Ignites Everything at Once 5 July,2012Laird Harrison

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