Mountain Mayhem: Fun on the Fourth
While this year’s Fourth of July was noticeably different with missing traditions from the Boogie’s Buddy Race (which went virtual this year) to the Old Fashioned Parade to the Aspen Music Festival concert at the Music Tent, several holiday staples were still in place: shiny red fire trucks parked out front at the Aspen Volunteer Fire Department, picnics in parks, a steady stream of muscle cars and motorcycles cruising through town and even longtime local Mike Tierney festively dressed and spinning the streets on his unicycle. Hotels and restaurants were humming with business. The Limelight Hotel Aspen offered drink specials and live music with Stevie Lizard in the lounge. Hotel Jerome’s courtyard offered an airy and spacious outdoor setting to enjoy the afternoon. Kemo Sabe’s outdoor seating area with its hay bales and blankets served as the perfect spot for people watching into the evening. All in all, it seemed the quieter, more relaxed 4th was still fun in its own right.