Fire and crowds of people
Saturday, May 05, 2018
So this weekend is the big party weekend at the local university. The drinking and carousing started Thursday afternoon and will probably go through Sunday afternoon or evening... though Sunday afternoon they enterprising ones among them hold can and bottle collection drives, and make a fair amount of cash off their fellow students who are too lazy to take back their nickel returnables.
Turns out nothing deters the party. Not the pouring rain, and not the water pouring from fire hoses while the church in the middle of downtown burned. The fire was noisy. And traffic was rerouted all whichaway and was a mess. But the students were mostly on foot, so they didn’t much care, except it meant the cops were all busy with the fire and directing traffic... and not policing the parties and drunken idiocy. My niece, Tigan, and I turned down one road to go drive to the garage to pick up her car (she had driven my dad’s). Trying to get through the crowd standing in the street was enough to tweak every social anxiety trigger I have (and hers as well)... the only reason they moved aside enough for our little Volt to get through, was because we had the two dogs in the car so we were “too cute”... I am so glad I left and went to my dad’s house.
The fire was pretty massive. It engulfed the former Methodist church (currently the Family zzz church)... after a transformer blew.
I have a picture, but I cannot seem to load it.