Sunday, December 31, 2006
Fireworks show over Crystal Pier, Pacific Beach, San Diego. I was trying to stay up for it but must've dozed off and the noise fortunately woke me up. There were fireworks throughout the city and I was at a vantage point to see much of it. I also spent the earlier part of the eve with my folks watching the yearly Japanese singing competition between the top male and female singers. It's a huge program, red (for women) against white (for men) and it's quite a production with thousands of extras. This year the men were triumphant. It's always interesting for me to watch and see their costumes. I also like the mix of classical Japanese folk style singing and Japanese rap. This event has been going on for over 50 years.