News I Survived Folklife
posted by May 24 at 21:51 PMon
…someone get on making that as a T-Shirt, please. Complete with a bullet-grazed bongo.
Right before the gunshot at tonight’s Folklife, the girlfriend and I were approaching the Seattle Center fountain. I heard the pop, but it sounded like a little toy popper, not a booming gunshot, and I didn’t see any crowd ruckus (admittedly, I was distracted by wood-carved puzzles for kids). One minute later, a series of cops ran past me, yet even this didn’t register.
No, it took a particularly large woman running past me shouting, “Pick up your babies and run! Run! Protect your babies!” At that point, I lost conscious control and found myself running to hide behind a wall.
What? You see a fat person run, you run. It’s usually a solid sign that something’s wrong at Folklife—lady’s not bludgeoning those cankles to get in line to buy some hemp bracelets. Anyway, if anyone’s concerned, my babies are just fine.