The 4th of July in St. Louis Was Way Cooler in 1984

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Summer in St. Louis is always the best time of the year. With many events, festivals and parties planned, this summer promises to be one of the best yet. But St. Louis really had it going on in 1984: The July 4 gathering at the Arch grounds featured breakdancers, feathered hair, hot air balloons and... Glen Campbell? Dang. Check out these retro photos courtesy of your friends at Gateway Arch National Park. (And wow, look at all that garbage in the final shots. They must have been partying too hard in the '80s to use a trash can.)

Photos by Gateway Arch National Park