It was hot. The barge headed first to Fairfield, instead of Westport. The lifeguards made an announcement about a lost husband.
But traffic flowed very well. There was room for everyone. And Westport’s 62nd annual fireworks display was — once again — the best party ever.
And it’s still only July 3rd!
RTM member Andrew Colabella gets in the holiday spirit.
Doc Davidson lives directly across from Compo Beach. The inside of his fence is painted to look like Ebbets Field. Baseball and a cookout — it doesn’t get more American than that.
The lifeguards always post a Quote of the Day. Today’s was especially meaningful.
Chief of Police Foti Koskinas, at the Westport PAL booth.
Louie Carey loves the fireworks THIS much!
The Marching Cobras dance and drum corps entertained the huge crowds.
The Compo crowds — as seen from the Sound. (Photo/John Kantor)
Sandra and Baxter Urist. Check out his Declaration of Independence shirt.
The fireworks barge, as seen from the water. (Photo/John Kantor)
Hey — the garbage doesn’t pick itself up!
There were hundreds of parties at Compo Beach. This was hosted by Bart Shuldman (3rd from right) and his wife Susan (4th from right).
Sparklers on sale at nightfall offered a striking scene. (All photos by Dan Woog, unless otherwise noted)
Memories in the making. (Photo/Lisa Power)