Or: Unexpected Rapid Gunfire Near the Hotel!
I was sitting in my rooming minding my own business (eating my nutritious dinner of Cup O' Noodles and watching the last episode of The Voice) when I heard what could only be explained as rapid gunfire... or fireworks that were being launched much too close to my building. I got up to look out my window and - after what was much too long - I finally saw a firework shoot into the sky.
I walked outside with my camera to snap a picture and that's when I noticed that the fireworks were being set off against one of the hotel's buildings. The fireworks shot parallel to the building's outer walls - the Haiyatt was seriously lucky they didn't set their hotel on fire. Either way, it was nice, unexpected show (especially once I realized it was a display of entertainment and not hostility).