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Riverfest Fireworks Get Less Impressive Each Year

Posted on May 17, 2009 by under Life, Things to Do.    


Cory’s sister Christy was nice enough to allow Brian and I to join them at their saved spot for yesterday’s fireworks show. Brian and I brought our travel games set so we would have something to do while we waited. The four of us (Cory, April, Brian and I) ended up playing “Kings and Threes,” which Brian got super lucky and won.

The Riverfest fireworks were so-so. I think the highlight of the entire evening for me was Christy’s five-year-old kid Marshall and his zingers. Earlier in the evening, Brian and I had to move our blanket. Marshall wanted to know where we were going. Brian wanted to play a trick on him and told him that we were leaving because the fireworks were over. Brian tried to convince Marshall that he missed it because he was too busy sliding up and down the hill. I got a real hoot out of listening to the two of them talk. Brian told Marshall about how he missed all the booming and crashing and now that it’s all over, it’s time to go. Marshall, who seemed to be an experienced fireworks spectator, was not going for it but you could tell he was confused. He was like, “Na-ah.” When Marshall saw me laughing he exclaimed, “That wasn’t funny!” while giving Brian a stern look. It was adorable.


My butt hurt from having sat on the hard ground so long, but Marshall’s zingers made it all worthwhile. As Dancing Queen started playing during the fireworks show, he shouted very proudly “I know this song! It’s from Mamma Mia!” So cute!

Getting out of the downtown area was mayhem per usual. It is one of my least favorite parts of Riverfest, and post fireworks activity. I was immediately reminded of why we skipped watching the fireworks in years past. Anyway, we managed to get out of downtown somehow and met Cory and April for munchies at IHOP. Everyone had the same idea, apparently, because they were packed last night.

Cory finally got a hold of Jay and Becca. We thought they were going to join us for fireworks, but they opted to play poker instead. In hindsight, that might have been a better idea. LOL.

Kidding aside, Jay had mentioned to Cory that he wanted to play as much poker as he can so he can make some money before his trip to Boston. I have a better money-making idea for him…

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I think we should sell light sabers at next year’s River Festival. You can get these things for a mere $2 each online and they were selling them for $10 a pop. I bet these dudes made a killing!

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