Oh, The Humanity
Last night Eddie and I tried to attend the blowing up of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons on the Upper West Side, something we've never done. What I'd naively presumed would be a casual stroll down Central Park West amidst bustling parade workers turned out to be a gigantic clusterfuck, as the mild weather (60 and clear) brought out over 350,000 parade fans.
The above photo was taken at the point where we gave up. The line in front of us stretched for several blocks, crossed Columbus Avenue, then snaked back downtown in our direction for another few blocks. The people across the street from us in this photo are actually about to enter the balloon area, but we were told it would be about two hours before we got to where they were. Feh.