By Braddah Lance
Can you believe it? Even the 4th of July has an early start just like Christmas!
Wassup Wit Dat!
Tonight, Aloha Tower has it's July 4th celebration and if I recall - correct me if I'm wrong - they've done it on the 3rd for as long as I can remember... which my memory doesn't go so far back.
I'm surah it's cause they don't want to rain (compete) on da oddah major fireworks like the Ala Moana/Magic Island show or da infamous "let's ask for donations every year cause da community wants it but the community doesn't want to pay for it cause we're Kailua" show. I'm not surah if Pearl Harbor does one or not but I'm kinda surprised no major military installation puts on a show for their own servicemen/women since it is Independence Day.
At least dis way Aloha Tower - which has been struggling to gain strong local interest - can get a jump on getting people to stop by and not having to choose which show to go to. We all know it's a marketing ploy but heck, if Christmas can do it, why can't 4th of July? We might as well do it for EVERY holiday right?
Would you mind having two holidays instead of one? We'd have the "real" one and a "pre" one. Pre-Labor Day, Pre-Thanksgiving, Pre-Christmas.... wait, we already got dat starting after Halloween.
In any case, Da Wife, Da Baby and I are suckahs I guess cause we're going to try and stop by Aloha Tower tonight to catch da show - which we've nevah done before - but thought it would be exciting for Da Baby to see fireworks.... or be traumatized by 'em. Either way it'll be an experience for her.
We used to have a 4th of July bbq tradition at home with all our friends but being dat it's in da middle of da work week makes it a little less "fun" to let loose. Plus no mo' firecrackahs so even moreso no fun.