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Foreigner, fireworks at Red, White and Blue Ash


It was rainy, wet, and downright uncomfortable for some during the first hour of Red, White and Blue Ash, but that didn't matter to some.

"I'm going to stand here and shake my buns. The rain ain't going to stop me," said attendee Jerry Lee Lewis.

"It's more fun than a water ride. I'm having a good time," added Marlin Newman.

The weather did force the night's opening act Midnight Special to cancel as crews cleared water from the stage, but then the rain stopped and the crowd grew. The rides were fast, the music was loud, and of course the food was served.

"Buskins Bakery giant cream puff, how is it?" asked FOX19's Brett Hoffland. "It's amazing!"

The Fourth of July will also be remembered by one couple as the night they got engaged.

One of the night's biggest attractions, the band Foreigner, hit the stage and some of their most loyal fans made sure to catch every note.

"I love Foreigner. They're like so amazing. I love them. I've been raised around them," exclaimed one fan.

Foreigner even had a special guest performer during one song. The Sycamore High School choir took the stage as part of their charity partnership with the Grammy Foundation.

Together, they sang the band's 1984 hit 'I Want to Know What Love Is'. 

"As a teacher, we're always talking about performing and how to do that better, and what better way than to get on stage with guys who make it their career," said Sycamore choir director Ken Holdt.

Throughout the night, many people stopped to recognize the real reason we celebrate this holiday.

"We need to thank the 56 men that signed the Declaration of Independence to give us the opportunity to come out and do stuff like this. It's fantastic," said Steve Holland.

Happy birthday, America.

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