No Fireworks for You!

Last night, some friends and I – among tens of thousands of other Philadelphians – braved the pouring rain and walked down to the Parkway to see the yearly Art Museum 4th of July fireworks display. After thirty minutes of waiting at Logan Circle, we were told by various passers-by that the fireworks had been cancelled. Disappointed, massive amounts of people began their sad, tired and soaked walk home. I received a text message from a friend on my bus ride home that the fireworks were on. Thirty minutes after the city decided to cancel the show, the city decided they should not disppoint the countless number of television viewers – and 10% of people who decided to brave the rain – and started the fireworks. I was so upset – and can’t imagine how all the people who travelled from out of town felt. This is going to be a PR nightmare for some time to come. So, Philadelphia, how are you going to make it up to me? Lower the wage tax? Deal.

4 Comments so far

  1. Tamara (unregistered) on July 5th, 2007 @ 10:41 am

    They SHOWED the fireworks?! I had no idea. I waited for the official word (at home) and when I learned they weren’t showing them, I switched the t.v. off and assumed that was the end of that. I wish they’d at least said that they might re-evaluate! I was planning to go out onto my fire escape to watch…


  2. anonymous (unregistered) on July 5th, 2007 @ 10:44 am

    I was there too. Can’t believe they pulled that. PISSED. Beyond words.

    http://www.onyxkit.blogspot.com/


  3. jen (unregistered) on July 5th, 2007 @ 12:55 pm

    most excellent idea with the wage tax.


  4. Meghan Walter (unregistered) on July 6th, 2007 @ 8:34 am

    It’s a bunch of bull that those in charge of the show stated they never officially called off the fireworks. COME ON! You tell a bunch of people to clear the parkway and go home – one could infer that means the show is cancelled. I love how that dumb lady on TV said it with a straight face – that they never officially said the fireworks were cancelled. What an azzzhat.



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