VIDEO: Drone Takes Spectacular, Up-Close Fireworks Footage

It’s been a lame Fourth of July for fireworks enthusiasts.

With the Esplanade’s display rescheduled for Thursday night — and a torrential downpour cancelling holiday events throughout New England this weekend — a lot of the magic of the Fourth is just absent this year.

So take a front row seat to this spectacular YouTube footage shot by Jos Stiglingh during a display in West Palm Beach earlier this year. Stiglingh sent his DJI Phantom 2 drone right into the heat of the battle, filming the explosions up close with a GoPro Hero 3 camera.

The results are pa-retty sweet — the magic starts around the 22 second mark:


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