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.