City Stop Talking About the Party in Gasworks Park this Saturday!
posted by August 10 at 13:15 PMon
It’s supposed to be a surprise, people! So no more complaining about the fact that this private party—which currently occupies a significant chunk of the park—is also taking over the top Kite Hill because “the hubbub” is going to ruin everything!
Several large, white tents resembling the shells of the Sydney Opera House went up earlier this week, followed by lighting and sound equipment. Performers were to rehearse today and Saturday in preparation for the party Saturday night. And a large head sculpture will be placed today at the top of Kite Hill to create the look of temple ruins, according to Gary Tucker, a spokesman for The Workshop, a Seattle event company responsible for the private party.
Oh, and there’s going to be fireworks—which the whole city can enjoy.
This party’s culmination will be an eight-minute fireworks display at about 9:45 p.m., Tucker said. The display will include a blast from a propane cannon, which will shoot a ball of flame over the gas towers.
Slog tipper wussyboi sends a link to a YouTube video of a propane cannon from a recent Burning Man as an example of what we might be treated to this weekend…
Beautiful and so good for the environment!
Hey, I have no beef with this big, pricey private party in Gasworks Park—waiters and caterers and party planners gotta eat too—and we all get to enjoy the fireworks from the open-to-the-public areas of the park. Right? And some of us can enjoy ‘em from our boats, presumably, and our kayaks and canoes, which we can sail right up to the edge of Gasworks Park.
Hey, some of us might even be able to crash the party. Which would be cool—because it wouldn’t really be a big blowout party if some folks didn’t show up and try to crash it…