Spinning Girl apologizes for sub-par photography.
The light show was bright and brilliant, of course, with all the proper levels of claps, thuds, and oooohhhs; but the highlight was close to the end, when all of the boats started blowing their horns. There were little unintrusive squeaks, airhorns, what sounded like oogah horns (do people put those on boats?), and the low melodic chords of the bigger yachts. Of course, we were all waiting for QM2 to blow her horn, but she wouldn't. We thought maybe she wasn't allowed. Bummer. After the finale ended, the horn-blowing continued for a few minutes. It was absolutely deafening. All of a sudden, the lowest chord I have ever heard vibrated seemingly from underground, from overhead, from the air around us. It was the Voice of God:
And that was it, just the one long chord, followed by an enormous cheer. The queen had said her piece, and she slowly sailed away.