My family and I enjoyed another superb Fourth of July fireworks display at Evans Towne Center. Congratulations to all who made it possible.
It was marred, however, by one disappointing experience and observation. Before the show began I made my way to the nearest portable “potty,” only to be turned away by a security guard who told me these were reserved for the VIPs. Looking around I saw fencing and tents that separated the VIPs from everyone else. I found this arrangement ironic on Independence day, when we celebrate freedom from the tyranny of the king, and to proclaim that all men are created equal.
I have no problem with people of like minds and interests cloistering themselves together at appropriate times and places. I do find it regrettable when this exclusive segregation occurs at public events. I hope that in the future the VIPs will take this opportunity to mingle with us commoners.
By the way, I made it to the alternative portable toilet at the opposite end of the grounds – just in time.