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Happy 4th of July! I am going to be celebrating this evening with some friends watching the fireworks. My mom found the perfect 4th of July top for me to wear this year. It has a dancing bear on it, which is one of the symbols of The Grateful Dead, a hippy rock band from the 1960's. Just like I am a Little Monster, my dad is a Dead Head, or a huge fan of The Grateful Dead. My dad's been to over 100 concerts, and when I was only a year old, he started taking me too. Going to Grateful Dead concerts with my dad was something very special for us (sadly, they are playing in their farewell tour this summer).
The Grateful Dead were very patriotic. You might have seen their most well-known symbol, a red, white and blue skull with a lightning bolt (like the sunglasses the bear is wearing on my shirt). Did you know the lighting bolt has exactly 13 points? That's for the 13 original colonies. So it's no surprise that my mom found this dancing bear shirt with a stars and stripes top hat.
My mom knew I would love this top and I do! It's perfect for celebrating July 4th, but since it's also a band shirt, I can wear it all summer long. For this summer look, I paired the patriotic top with comfortable shorts to beat the heat and relax while watching fireworks. This look wouldn't be me if I didn't add a little glam with a red statement necklace and gold glitter shoes.
How are you going to celebrate 4th of July tonight? Do you and your family love a special band?
Bonus picture! Here's one of me at a Grateful Dead concert a few years ago.