Fireworks fans camp out, stay through drenching weather
Jaclyn Brandt and Lacey Crisp
MILWAUKEE - The biggest fireworks show in town was hours away Wednesday afternoon, even for fans who staking their claim at Veterans Park Tuesday morning.
Wednesday morning, a lot of folks were still sleeping, especially since a lot of hard work went into finding the perfect spot on the lakefront to see the fireworks spectacular.
Karen Manning even goes so far to put up bright orange snow fencing so her friends could easily find her, but even that has become increasingly difficult.
Some camped out for more than a day to get the best seats for the big fireworks display. This morning they had to deal with more than a quarter inch of rain.
“We’re all really wet,” said David Resch.
Some ducked under tents, some used trash bags as ponchos, while others didn’t let the rain bother them, and they just enjoyed it.
“It’s worth it. The fireworks down here are awesome,” said Marie Resch.
Most of the hearty campers say they camp every year, and they don’t let the weather stop them.
“Normally it’s really hot down here and they bring fire trucks down to cool us off,” Marie Resch said.
The show starts at 9:25 p.m. Find more info on all the fireworks shows across the area.