My group of friends packed a picnic with a cooler full of drinks and set out for the beach. We were harassed by the police, so we retreated to my community garden plot. We ate and drank and chatted for hours. As the sun set, we walked down to Seabright Beach and watched people who defied the police set off a stunning fireworks display. When the police started rounding us up to send us home, a group of fireworks inciters started singing The Star Spangled Banner. It spontaneously caught up along the other beach goers. It was a beautiful evening. We eventually settled back into the quiet of my house with beer and our small personal collection of explosives.