Greensboro’s Fourth of July Festivities

By Anthony | July 4th, 2006 | 2:21 pm

We attempted to go to Greensboro’s Fourth of July Parade this morning. Unfortunately, we got out of the house a little late, and missed most of the actual parade. We did catch the tail end and found this guy bringing up the rear:

Little Car

Fortunately, there was plenty more going on, so we made our way from the parade route into downtown Greensboro to see what else was happening.

Greensboro's 4th

There were some protestors right by that funnel cake stand, who had a large, mock surveillance camera set up. They seemed to be concerned about our government spying on us. Looking over my shoulder, sure enough, Uncle Sam did seem to be keeping an eye on things:

Uncle Sam

As you may know, Joey Cheek was back in town, and he was there speaking and fielding questions:

Joey Cheek

He also flashed his Olympic bling:

Joey Cheek and his medal

Soon after that, the family and I retreated to the air-conditioned minivan as the morning became unbearably hot. Hope everyone else is having an enjoyable Fourth of July.

2 Responses to “Greensboro’s Fourth of July Festivities”

  1. Cara Michele Says:

    “There were some protestors right by that funnel cake stand, who had a large, mock surveillance camera set up.”

    For people who are so fired up about being spied on, they sure do spend a lot of time calling attention to themselves, don’t they? ;)

    “Don’t look at me! Stop looking at me! HEY! YOU! DON’T IGNORE ME! I SAID, STOP LOOKING AT ME!!”

    I mean, for real, people… (And I don’t even have to add “sigh” and “eyeroll” here, ’cause I’m sure you’re feelin’ me already.)

  2. Matt Cancer Says:

    I find it odd that they put the Anti- racist action behind the garbage trucks. It just shows what the city of greensboro thinks about people who actually want to fight for equality in this country.