I'll get no sympathy from you about the concert in the park 'next door' ending with the 1812 overture the other night. I thought the cannon fire was a bit excessive, but you may have found it quite soothing...
Haha, oh I dunno. I'm pretty damn glad that the works here stop at 3pm everyday! Although it often ends with a dynamite shot,3pm on the dot. Then they know they have plenty of noisy rock breaking and moving they can do from 7am the next morning I guess.
Cannon fire seems a bit excessive - although I did see a news item this week about a re-enactment of the WW2 bombing of Darwin. Presumably no actual bombs were involved.
(Such events always remind me of the piece the Onion ran about the Civil War re-enacters who got carried away and burned Atlanta down).