You know how it feels, standing there, waiting for the show to begin. I didn't have to elbow my way through the crowds because here in Japan the people do things in a very orderly fashion. All I had to do was follow the guy in front of me through a cordoned off pathway leading to my destination.
screamer was nice to have, too. Especially on busy nights like that night where there was no parking. Buzzing around traffic as if there were no traffic rules nor lights was nice, yet dangerously fun.
The first bang went off and the greatest fireworks show in Yokohama started. I've been a permanent fixture around this part of Yokohama, sort of. I mean, I have seen every fireworks show every single year for the past 8 years. 2012 turned out to be the best on record for having the most fireworks and the largest turnout in this events history.
I can't say much for a baseball game because I've never been to one here in Japan, but for sure, prefectural love for events have very little meaning. Sure, people get with their friends and drink, and enjoy themselves, but it's just not there yet, unlike other prefectures. I had a blast. I really enjoyed myself.