Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Dancin' in the Street
I've witnessed, and mostly suffered through, elections for about 40 years, but never have I experienced an election after which there was widespread dancing in the streets. News reports showed euphoric citizens dancing in Chicago and Washington, D.C., but it happened right here in River City too.
These blurry photos were taken outside the big bash thrown by the Bus Project and Willamette Week at the Grand Central Bowl last night. A brass band in the parking lot was cooking for several hours with hundreds of people clapping hands and dancing around them. You can barely make out a trombone and a couple of other horns in thecenter photo. By that time, I was a little blurry, too.