Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Bye, Cough, Bye

Wow. So the thing comes down faster than I can even watch it and the next thing you know, we're in post-9/11 NYC without all the death and destruction. Everyone is getting caked with debris, the fireworks show is canceled due to everyone trying to get the hell out of the way. Somehow, through all that, the Wynn sign still glowed.

Here's my New York Times piece on the event and, below, my favorite pic:

Among the oddest parts of the thing was the Boyd grandsons pushing the lever. Aside from the fact that none of these kids look alike (see below), there was a granddaughter in the crowd. She was only acknowledged because Bill Boyd's remarks turned out to be about five minutes too short. Odd, no?

More to come, including video. The full photo gallery is up so go check it out.