You had to figure that the Boulder parade thanking those who fought the highly destructive Fourmile Canyon fire would be unusual -- just like the community putting it on. In the video below, keep an eye out for a percussion crew that looks like it came straight from a Jimmy Buffett concert, several people dressed as (I think) phoenixes rising from the ashes, and more.
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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.