You decide to make your way over to the window and stare at the city.
You decided to build your hive on the outskirts of a town instead of inside, mostly so you could pretend it was a good decision while being close enough to civilization for your guilty pleasures.
Besides, what fun is shooting off MASSIVE FIREWORKS if there aren't people around for it to bother?
It's no fun. That's how much fun it is.
The Empress Is Watching no matter where you go anyway, so this seems like the best decision you could have made, and that is absolutely how you feel and not you desperately trying to justify your poor decision retroactively.
This was absolutely 100% a good idea, no question about it.
Stop asking questions about it.