Pictures of the Golden Gate Bridge are a dime a dozen. According to some lists, it’s the most photographed landmark in the world. Tens of thousands of people drive, walk, and bike across it every day and most of them have cameras. Tonight, however, afforded some rare opportunities for photographers in the often overlooked Outer Richmond district.

The 75th anniversary celebration was the most impressive fireworks display I’ve ever seen; better than the 4th of July show by far. After closing the bridge at 9:00, they turned off all the lights, leaving the whole Marin/Presidio area eerily dark. They started the show off by letting loose a shower of sparks along the entire mile long span between the towers, dropping all the way to the water. KFOG played a synchronized soundtrack that covered everything from Etta James to Journey. Every roof in the neighborhood had a radio going. When Metallica’s Hit The Lights came on, I swear, you could’ve seen San Francisco from Mars. It was awesome in the truest sense of the word.

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    Does your city do this shit? Yeah, I didn’t think so.
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    Bummed I missed out on this!
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