This breaks out into different categories:
HATE FIREWORKS AND COULDN'T CARE LESS:
This group normally equates fireworks with the burning of money (not far from right) and hate the noise, smoke and all else attached. Further, this group includes "Lurkers" and "Voyeurs" that sneak out of their group peer pressure surroundings and run off to watch from a 'far-away-place'. Hey - somebody has to break the ranks! Also, it should be noted on a very serious note that some VETS from Viet Nam, are not enamored with firecrackers.
LOVE IT BUT CAN DO WITHOUT THE SMOKE AND CROWDS
Highly recommended to position yourself somewhere like (Choice #1) the Renaissance pool balcony or your hotel or resort window (check with management to see where they will be shooting them off) so that can look out and see the celebrations and when finished duck back in and finish whatever you were doing.
LOVE IT, WANNA BE INVOLVED AND READY TO ROCK AND ROLL
Once again, the number one #1 for sure spot is in front of the Renaissance Hotel. The crowds are huge. The PAGARAS are bigger than the crowds. Beer is ample as are soft drinks. The word for it would be BACANAL but the CARNAVAL parade has already laid claim to it so.... total CHAOS is as good as anything to describe the feeling at Noon on the last day of the year in front of the Renaissance. Lovely and fun CHAOS.
NON WANNABE THAT IS READY TO BUY AND LIGHT THEM OFF HIMSELF
My kind of folks for sure!! Go to anyone of the many firecracker trailers and buy a few dollars of firecrackers and when the moment arises, light up and toss out! Obviously you need to consider safety and good common sense but there is something about the smell of the fuse, the toss in the air and the reverberation in the ear. Good stuff for sure and really gives me a firm appreciation for the Chinese for having brought this all into practice.
THE NUT THAT WANTS TO SIT ON A ROCKET AND FLY TO THE MOON
Been done, they left a flag waving in windless dust, your family still loves you so don't cry when alone and book an airline.
ALL KIDDING ASIDE
Get a set of earplugs.