Independence Day!!!


   What can I say other than wow!!

St Louis can party!! We went to their fair for the 4th, mostly to see the Arch but secondly to hear Hootie and the Blowfish. What we ended up getting into was the biggest gathering I’ve ever been at. There must have been close to a million people there. For those of you not familiar with St Louis the place is, I think the size of Atlanta, but it’s on the river. If you cross the river you end up in Illinois. It all started innocently enough, a few people gathering for an outdoor concert under the arch with food and fireworks. We got there at 5pm; Hootie was going to play at 8pm. We thought that there wasn’t a very good turn out because we just didn’t see a lot of people coming in, and the lawn area was virtually empty when we walked through down to the river edge with the Arch behind us. But by concert time it turn out it was packed- like all of the sudden. It was a sea of people. We had a great seat facing the stage and the river. Hootie was great, they played for an hour and a half as we danced and hollered. This was Erin’s first concert, so when it was dark and people started lighting their lighters and opening their cells phone (like lighters) to rock to the music she ate it all up. I think I’ve created a monster. Then came the Fire works and they went on forever. This town can spend the money, they said it’d be better than the space shuttle liftoff and they weren’t kidding. I was really impressed, they were so huge it had a 3d effect like they were close enough to grab out of the air. When they were done we had the long walk to the car with the other million people. We walked thru the streets surrounded by a mob the same streets that were empty when we came in. We looked like those crowds in the streets after they win the World Series, Justin said it looked like a mob ready to riot and at the clip everyone was walking it reminded me of a seen in War of the Worlds. We got some great video of the crowds, I want to add some Godzilla video to it, it could be funny. Well were back in one piece and were off to Six Flags to ride the roller coasters today.  






  1. Pattie said,

    July 6, 2006 at 8:53 pm

    So when are you going to be back home?

  2. Briana said,

    July 12, 2006 at 5:50 pm

    Geez, Id be scared in a crowd like that, that reminds me of when I was in 5th grade some kids were running to the park and they trampled one kid and he broke his arm. It was pretty nasty close up, bone and all. Well done, your alive!

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