Because what do you do with a great view of the city from afar on any public holiday involving fireworks?
Our apartment block was newly renovated and my housemate and I are the only occupants at the moment, so we can hog the outside stair well and watch fireworks in the distance whenever we like. Or, whenever we like and when it co-ordinates with someone setting off fireworks.
Do you like watching fireworks from up close? Or do you prefer a distanced view from a stairwell or mountain?