NBC is seriously touting its coverage of Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular. The nationally broadcast, two-hour event will be hosted by Nick Cannon and feature performances by Mariah Carey, Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift, Cher, Pitbull and Selena Gomez. And that’s in in addition to the 40,000-some-odd fireworks (which weigh over 75,000 pounds) that will be blasted into the sky from New York and New Jersey’s Hudson River accompanied by Usher’s especially choreographed music for the occasion.
If you do not subscribe to cable television, are not in possession digital rabbit ears, and do not yet live in a major metropolitan area with access to Aereo, but still want to watch scene from New York City’s airspace, NBC will reportedly be offering a live stream of all the colorfully booming action (but not all the aforementioned musical acts) online.
The coverage is scheduled to start at 8PM ET, but the fireworks won’t start until 9:20PM ET. The actual display is only scheduled to last 26 minutes, so be sure to be timely if you want to get patriotic with denizens of the Tri-State Area.
Amazing shots of the most notable skyline in America highlighted by bursts of rainbowed, flaming light are sure to make you feel some semblance of pride of country, warm and fuzzy inside, or both.