It looks like we still have a bit to go as it pertains to getting back to some of the larger-scale public events here in the Hat City.

According to the News Times, both the Candlewood Lake Fireworks for the 4th of July and the Memorial Day parade have been cancelled for a second straight year thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Danbury's Mayor Joe Cavo had this to say about the even cancellations:

The planning for that is intense and it requires a lot of time and effort, no one knew what COVID would look like. No one still knows what COVID will look like.

The mall fireworks remain in question and the paper was not able to reach mall officials for a decision. The Ethan and Lou show will address these cancellations with the Mayor when he joins the program on Thursday but it seems like the right move. It's better to be safe than sorry and all of us are getting used to missing out on fun.

I can tell you this, when we go back to normal, I am throwing a blowout party. It's going to get weird. When COVID is over and the album is collecting dust on a shelf somewhere, it's time to get wild.

I'm going to rent a firehouse and spray people with it, there is your wetness. We will have 30 different kinds of tequila, there is your wildness. We are going to have forehead licking contests, where the person who can lick a strangers forehead for the longest time period wins a Dodge pickup truck.

We will dance the samba, we will shoot fireworks at one another, we're going to dance around a fire whilst roasting a pig on the fire. Basically, I am going to need to get a lot of insurance and a location that can handle throngs of drunken weirdos.

We are long overdue to take a breath and just because my deep breath looks different than maybe yours does, don't judge, don't you dare judge me.

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