Saturday, July 4, 2012
4th of July Summer Concert in the Park
Every year, the Longmont Symphony Orchestra plays music in Thomas Park in Longmont on the Fourth Of July. This is the first time that I had been able to go in 4 years, since last year I was on my way back from Iowa, and two years prior to that I was in Texas at my NASA internship. It was nice to be back in Colorado for the Fourth of July again.
It's really too bad that there is a fireban across the state right now because of how dry it is, and because of the existing fires that are out of control. My favorite part of this concert in the park was always the "grand fanalie" of playing The Stars and Stripes Forever (at least I think that's the song they did it to) with a real canon shot and rifels shooting off in choreographed times. I always tried to get a picture of it, but the cannon was so loud that I could never get a good photo. Then again, the last time I tired to take a photo of a canon firing off was 4 years ago. I guess I'll try next year.