5 Things to Know: The fireworks at 'Kaboom Town,' Dallas-area show to draw 500,000 people

  • by: NOMAAN MERCHANT , Associated Press
  • Updated: July 3, 2014 - 2:15 PM

ADDISON, Texas — Fireworks technician Chad Stanley doesn't even need to press the "fire" button on the computer controlling Kaboom Town — one of the nation's biggest Fourth of July weekend fireworks shows. Months of planning mean Stanley and other pyrotechnic specialists merely sit back and watch the precisely programmed show along with the other half-million or so people who set up in parks, yards and parking lots in Addison, Texas, to take in the nearly 30-year-old extravaganza, scheduled for Thursday night.

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