Jimmy, Matt and me in our red, white and blue. Gotta love that automatic camera timer.
Happy Birthday, America! Our 4th this year was kind of a big mess, but in any case, it was definitely better than my Chinese celebrations of the last 2 years, not that it would take much to beat it. (Kindly think back to the events that transpired in Urumqi on the 5th of July 2009, consequently cutting out our Internet and phone communication for the remainder of our stay... ) But to really understand this year, I think we must begin at the beginning. Here is an excerpt from an email I sent last year from Dushanzi, entitled "Happy Birthday, America!" (It seems I'm not quite as original as I thought.)
Loveless Cafe sign. It used to be a motel, but now just a restaurant and shops.
Matt and me in the street. This is the cowboy hat that I just HAD to have... you know, to fit in. It lifted my spirits considerably. He's so good to me.
View of the stage and crowd from our perch on the bridge. This is probably only about a quarter of the entire crowd. Gotta love a free concert.
River boat near the stage. I bet THOSE people could hear the music.