This last week brought a lot of booms and very bright lights, the Big Idaho Potato celebrated the country’s independence for four days! We had the privilege of being teamed up with J&M Displays who put on some of the most fantastic fireworks displays I have ever seen! The big show was “Big Bang Boom Fest” in Norfolk, Nebraska where 20,000 people saw the biggest fireworks show I have ever seen. The team had the best view of all the people as we watched the 30 minute display from on top of our potato.
Our travels brought us to three towns in Northeast Nebraska along with Norfolk we visited York and Lindsay. Although these were some of the smaller towns we have visited so far on tour, they were some of our favorites stops! I came away from our four day celebration with two things that universally make people happy, one is the Big Idaho Potato and the other is fireworks. No matter what kind of mood people had been in the potato brought a smile to their faces and the fireworks that J&M displayed at each location just made that smile even bigger.
We have been coast to coast from New York to Los Angeles and now heading back to the east coast, and some of the best interactions we have had have been in the towns of less than 2,000 people like Mentone, Indiana and now Northeast Nebraska! Many people will never get the opportunity to see and explore these towns and there residents as we do and it just puts into perspective how awesome this tour is and we are happy you are following along for the ride!