When we got to the meet and greet thing we were 15 minutes late, and it was already over. The bouncer guys felt bad for us, so they let us into the VIP area where we got to eat their amazing food and talk with all of the celbrities there. I got an autograph of Corbin Bleu for my little sister (he is a teen-pop guy in High School Musical), and we chatted with Fred Willard for a while. Ross even got a picture with Miss Utah- who towered over him.
It was fantastic. Later we found out that had we gone to the meet and greet, it would have been totally lame. I guess they only showed up for about 10 minutes, would not sign autographs, and had people take pictures that they charged for. Later those people could go online and download the pictures if they were any good. We definitely got a much better deal! It was also fun that Ross's boss started off the big show. He plays lead guitar in a rock band! Oh, just wait- it gets better! Their keyboardist is Utah's governor. The whole night was a lot of fun. The fireworks were not the greatest- but for the bargain price of 3 1/2 hours of stress, we got a pretty good show.
Independance Day has always been something special for me because of the emphasis my ex-Marine dad put on it. It is nice to be married to someone who has the same passion for our nation and the freedoms we enjoy. Happy Independance Day!