2008 Where is the party right now?
posted by November 5 at 0:50 AMon
Pike and Broadway, the party continues. It’s still going. There are tons of people.
These blocks are awash in red and blue, and there are riot cops at the perimeter, but everyone’s drinking in the street—PBR, wine, bottles of champagne—and the police don’t care.
There are young men taking off their shirts.
Someone climbs a lamppost, stands on a WALK/DON’T WALK sign on one side and something else on the other side, and starts waving an American flag.
There are fireworks, there is a rousing rendition of the national anthem led by a drag queen on the roof of Neighbours and sung by everyone in the street, and there are riot police looking on peacefully. One is asked, “Have you ever seen anything like this?” and he responds, “It’s peaceful! It’s peaceful!”