Beer, wine, music and celebration were flowing in Milwaukee's Bastille Day celebration Thursday.
The celebration was filled people who perhaps did not know that 4,500 miles away in Nice, France, a Bastille Day celebration turned tragic and deadly from an apparent terrorist attack where dozens reportedly died.
"It's so sad. I want to cry," said Denise, a woman from two hours away from Nice, France who was attending Milwaukee's celebration.
"I was watching the President this morning...now I feel terrible. I have a niece that lives close to Nice. I will have to check with my sister tomorrow morning because we have seven hour difference to see if everyone is OK. I don't know what to say. I'm just shocked."
Denise repeatedly spoke of the beauty of the area, a tourist attraction along the Mediterranean Sea.
"It's part of the French Riviera. It's next to Cannes," said Denise.
"It's very touristic, especially now. They should have a lot of tourists. That's where most of the French people go...they cover all the beaches."
In such a celebration, in such a city, terrorism happened on Thursday - and in a country that has seen more than its share in recent months.