Gee, thanks for the head's up, Americana. Guess my invite got lost in the mail. Here's the letter we received over the weekend as an "Americana at Brand Neighbor" (bold and italics are theirs):
We are pleased to announce the Grand Opening of the Americana at Brand mixed use project on May 2, 2008 at 10AM. We hope you are as thrilled as we are when you take your first steps onto this luxurious new property that features such exclusive amenities that will surprise and delight you and your family for years to come!
As a good neighbor, we want to take a moment to personally inform you that we will be hosting a private party on the evening of Thursday, May 1, 2008. This by invitation only event will feature fireworks and musical performances staged between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. It is of great importances to us that our neighbors are informed of the event details so you will not be alarmed when you hear the fireworks or performances from your home or business.
Oh, I won't be alarmed. Annoyed, yes.