Don't bother taking a video of fireworks.
Adam Rifkin stashed this in Actual Advice Mallard
Same with concerts. I find my self filming my favorite song and then when it's done I realize I barely listened to it.
That's truly sad.
But if I don't video it then how can I prove to my friends on social media that it actually happened?!
People need to be taught that behavior while watching fireworks should be same as in movie theatre. I could not find a place to watch fireworks yesterday because every minute someone has to turn on mega bright phone and take a picture with flash.
A flash?! For fireworks?!?
Makes tons on sense, ah?
I wonder if it's a bit of a zero sum: chronicling the moment means not enjoying the moment.
That sounds right. Either be in it, or be recording it.
First question to ask yourself when making plans: "Is this Instagram worthy?"
And THEN resist the urge to Instagram it. Those are the truly great moments!
Why are you taping this? You're NEVER gonna watch it!
Instead you're gonna put it on Facebook -- "YOU watch it!"
Nobody's watching your videos on Facebook, I assure you.
Instead they won't watch it and just post things like "that's adorable... I think I see a future star!"