All the excitement and planning to procure a key hotel room downtown Seattle to observe the New Year's Eve fireworks in 2007.... resulted in.... NOTHING!
Yearly, thousands gather at the base of the Space Needle to watch a spectacular American fireworks display timed perfectly to a montage of cinematic symphonic masterpieces.
Hundreds and hundreds clamour months in advance and harassess hotel front desk employees to get the absolute window views.
But on this very special year, the fireworks display as seen here from floor 22 of the Sutton Place Hotel's north tower lasted for approximately 30 seconds as a malfunction halted the display. After a 20 minute delay and disbandment of most of the patrons outdoors in the park, technicians let off another sad blast of fireworks as a desparate consolation prize.