In case you were out of the city over the long July 4 weekend and missed your local fireworks, legal and/or illegal, we got this email from Off-Ramp listener Carleton Christy, along with the photo and sound file.
I recorded this from my roof in north Long Beach on the night o the 4th, 2014, about 9:30 PM.
You can hear a low, rolling thunder sound under all the big pops. The low rumble is the hundreds, probably thousands of large fireworks reverberating from around LA and Orange Counties. There really isn't much hiss in this recording; it's all firework sounds. The big bangs are all kinds of fireworks, including some big, seemingly professional-grade ones from closer by.