Okay, been searching the net, and I'm getting more and more disgusted... How much are they spending on fireworks for NYE this year around the entire world? I can't find any figures, but I think Sydney this year is at $4 million... This issue is dreadful - we are paying $4 million on something that has NO ACTUAL USE!! I mean, I could understand if they provided homeless people with places to stay at food to eat for however long in Australia... Because then it would have a use... ; or if they bought $4 million worth of rice and other supplies for 3rd world countries... Or if they actually DID something with it... But something we just watch?????? Really????? And the NERVE people have to say "oh... the fireworks display this year wasn't as good as last years..." "the display wasn't as good" "i thought it was going to be bigger?" ... Does this issue make anyone elses blood boil??