The (cancelled) Easter
You can't make this stuff up.
With attendance usually between 25,000 and 40,000 people, the limited
intelligence people at
decided to cancel the Easter celebrations. More accurately, they decided to
postpone it a week because they thought it might
rain. Now, Easter is a big deal on this street with the residents probably
spending close to $250,000 on decorations, caterers, etc. They seem to think
that it's just convenient to rearrange the calendar and the residents of
Monument Avenue (who have to
approve the closing of the street) will just follow along. The result was an
almost surreal day - people still came out and walked along the street, but
traffic flew by and people scratched their heads in confusion. Meanwhile, at
the Elam house we still had a nice crowd and everyone had a fun time.
By the way.... it didn't rain.