Gods, I love it down here... A few years ago it was a bit better. On the ORtley Beach/Seaside Heights, NJ side of things, you'd see MILES of people shooting off their own private fireworks. As a cop car drove by, they'd stop, as the cop passed, they'd start again. That seems to have stopped, sadly, but there are still people towards the point pleasant area doing their own shows. I heard an EMS(?) guy who was there to make sure that no one got hurt. He says that they take a three mile stretch of beach, and since they can't arrest EVERYONE shooting of the fireworks, band together and try to make it as safe as possible by clearing crowds. I was waiting around to see if I'd meet an old highschool friend who lives nearby in one of the apartment buildings. As I was about ready to leave, and thep rivate shows where dying down, had a nice conversation with two ladies, one with a baby in her arms who somehow slept through all the noise, telling them the exact same thing. The other lady without the baby stayed watching 'em for a bit, asking about the Seaside Heights show. Must have missed it for one reason or another. Once the last set of fireworks went off, I decided it was time to leave... Anyone else here along that same stretch o' beach tonight?