First Slice 7/5/15: Cabbagetown fireworks extravaganza is arguably Atlanta’s best

Plus, R.I.P., Matthew Weaver

Some of Cabbagetown’s fireworks festivities kicked off prematurely yesterday. According to one version of events, a piece of lit debris landed in the pile of explosives earlier in the day while enthusiasts tested some of their arsenal in Esther Peachy Lefevre Park. The fireworks then did what fireworks do. The show did go on later that evening in Cabbagetown Park, however, and it was incredible.


When fireworks go wrong. Everybody ran in every direction, it was a huge explosion, i caught this moment after i ran into a tree

A video posted by @matwelch on Jul 4, 2015 at 5:06pm PDT

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R.I.P., Matthew Weaver, local personal stylist and man about town.

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