I have loved fireworks since childhood and always went to the annual display at our local park. I have never been able to share this experience with our kids as they aren't keen on the noise or volume of people in the crowd.
Last night our daughter asked to go to see fireworks. We took a friend from school with us, which was fine as we had planned this. When she saw someone else from her class at the display, this completely threw her, as she hadn't been prepared for this to happen. It stopped her going over to a stall to buy candy floss as they were standing close by and she didn't want to make eye contact with them or speak to them.
Our daughter found the waiting around for the fireworks to start, difficult to do and she wasn't keen on how close people stand to get a good view. To overcome this she spent the whole time talking loudly during the display. The noise of the fireworks didn't bother her and she wants to go back next year, as she enjoyed the visual attraction of the fireworks. Maybe next year I'll be able to encourage one of our sons to go as well.