Our area of the Colorado River celebrates Independence Day in a way much bigger than the population base would indicate was possible. Of course there are the family gatherings with backyard barbecues and pool parties. There is also the annual Oatman Sidewalk Egg Fry which has gained national notoriety (see page 14). And because fireworks are legal in Arizona, there are fire cones, sparklers and pinwheels going off in profusion after dusk.
In addition to all the fireworks scheduled for the 4th of July holiday, some of the casinos are offering special buffets and BBQs embracing the All-American theme. The following is a look at the specials of which we are aware:
Summer is tribute band season at the Riverside Resort. That means there has to be a tribute to Journey somewhere in the mix. After all, a Top Bands of the ’80s list has to include Journey—and there are legions of fans who really and truly won’t “stop believing.”
Super Diamond came about thanks to an eight-track tape.
Surreal Neil, a.k.a. Randy Cordero‘s parents were huge Neil Diamond fans. Thus, long distance family road trips usually consisted of a looping eight track concert of Neil Diamond’s greatest hits playing the entire way. What else was a lad in the backseat to do but sing along to “Sweet Caroline,” and “Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show?” So that’s what the young Cordero did.