Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Favorite Memories of Riverfest Fireworks

Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky's Labor Day fireworks celebration is a fun, usually memorable event to spend with family and friends.

One of my favorite memories of the Riverfest Fireworks is kind of a silly one, but it really stands out in my mind:

I'd just moved here the year before from Oregon and it was my first time going down to the Ohio River to watch the fireworks. I was still in high school and at the time, they had alcohol sales during Riverfest. My friend Shawna came racing over, after excitedly purchasing $50 worth of beer tickets from some random guy for $25. The prospect of drinking almost unlimited draught beers (they were cheap) for the remainder of the day had her jumping for joy.

The joke? Riverfest beer sales had ended 20 minutes before. Shawna was mad, but I couldn't stop laughing- it was a clever way for that fella to unload his unusable tickets and to recoup some of his money.

I have a lot of wonderful memories of the Labor Day fireworks celebration in Cincinnati and in Northern Kentucky. The music, the fireworks, the people watching- it's always a unique experience. If I can drum up any more G-rated stories, I'll share them with you on Northern Kentucky News.

So tell me.

What's your favorite memory of the Riverfest Fireworks?