We got to River Rhythms sometime after 8:30 Wednesday night, and set up our chairs by the concrete path a few yards fr
om the beer garden, a new addition. We couldn’t see Ty Curtis and his band, but we heard them just fine — a sound I would describe as energized blues. It was good performance and the band gave agenerous encore.
I heard some complaints about lack of porta potties, but the 10 behind the beer garden seemed ample to me. I waited maybe five minutes to use one of them, and that didn’t seem unreasonable. I
waited longer for an ice cream, a chocolate concoction that was well worth the wait.
I decided to video the fireworks, so I set up my tripod and camera right after Ty Curtis wrapped up his show. The fireworks started a few minutes later and lasted for nearly a half-hour. It was great having a public Fourth of July fireworks display in Albany after a three-year absence.
All in all it was a
nice Fourth of July in Monteith Riverpark.
Here are the final six minutes and 45 seconds of the fireworks display: