Sunday, August 14, 2011
I don't use this phrase often but what a CF. There were about 800 people already in line, many who had been there since 2:30am. The local police department was trying to keep things organized. The tiny town had been told only Wednesday this was happening.
People were calm and easygoing, but as the sun beat down and the temps climbed and STILL the line hadn't moved it was clear something was very wrong. For some unfathomable reason they let over 900 people stand in the midday sun, near heatstroke, knowing they had only enough tickets for half of them.
Thankfully they arranged for portable bathrooms, but that was the only nod to actual human comfort. Some enterprising locals were selling water for $2 a bottle.
After sweltering for over 3 hours, and holding pass #835 and #852 we decided to bail. It was ultimately a good decision. After 3pm they finally turned away over 900 folks.
But we gave it a good try and I have the sunburn to prove it.
Posted by Mnmom