Taylor Swift and her tourmates on the super successful Red Tour enjoyed a rare day off, celebrating Independence Day in colorful style. Swift posted tons of photos of the July 4 celebrations on her personal website, so fans could see how she and the people she works with were able to make the most of their time together while offstage.
Touring artists like Eli Young Band know what it feels like to be away from home too often. But even with their jam-packed travel schedules, their time apart from family is nothing compared to the burden that our soldiers overseas face -- something they realize.
Maybe you live someplace where fireworks are illegal. Maybe secretly every time you hear some go off you are momentarily terrified that somebody on a neighboring block has just been shot to death. Maybe both (Brooklyn, rep!).