Fireworks became synonymous with the Fourth of July when Washington famously declared, "We will not go quietly into the night! We will not vanish without a fight! Today we celebrate our Independence Day!" Celebrate with the explosive passion of today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of sparklers, firecrackers, and more pyrotechnic products at My Independence Day's Wild Willy's Fireworks. Bust out the red, white, and blue toga and redeem your Groupon at one of two locations: either the warehouse on South 1st Street in Springfield or the stand on Butler Street in Blair, which are open from June 25 to July 4. The Groupon expires on the last day of this fireworks season, which is July 4, 2010.
Each Wild Willy's house of celebrations is fully stocked with a wide variety of incandescently colored explosives for any and all midsummer festivities. Noisemakers can instigate the hoopla with a 36-pack of M-70 firecrackers ($2.50), while military buffs can use the package of sparkler-wielding mini tanks ($0.25 apiece) to re-create the American-Antarctica War's decisive Battle of Dwarfish Artillery. The company also carries 200-gram and 500-gram cakes, such as the Aftershock, from which 19 nebulas of red, green, and gold explode and linger in the night sky. Find firework fountains, sparklers, and artillery shells—all ideal gifts for the Independence Day lover that already has a Bill of Rights leather jacket.
As always, My Independence Day and Wild Willy's encourage safe fireworks usage when celebrating, so insist that spectators stand at a safe distance and have a bucket of water ready in case of malfunction. Once you've visited, you can dazzle your Independence Day cookout with an inspired combination of beauty and munitions, while piquing the interest of neighbors that were simply going to spend the evening performing "You're a Grand Ole Flag" on a sitar.