Philadelphia Mayor’s Office Blames Philadelphian’s for being Ignorant of What It Means to Clear The Parkway!!
It doesn’t mean that the fireworks are cancelled, it just means that he doesn’t want you to see them, they’re only for the folks watching at home in their comfortable dry homes. Do you think someone could have interpreted the weather radar a little better, 20 minutes later and there was no rain.****
As a steady rain fell during a concert by Philadelphians Hall and Oates, word got out the fireworks display had been called off for concern over the weather. So shortly before 11 p.m. concert goers said an announcement was made during the concert informing the thousands of spectators the fireworks show would not go on as planned. Thousands of disappointed men, women and children packed up their lawn chairs and headed home. Thousands of disappointed men, women and children packed up their lawn chairs and headed home. (The crowd begins to disperse)
Moments later the rain stopped and a clearing presented an opportunity to go forth with the display. Absent were the thousands of spectators once anticipating the glorious sights. At 11:20 p.m., a lucky few of just over 100 stragglers were fortunate enough to witness the pyrotechnics as they lit up the night sky.
A spokesman for the Philadelphia Mayor’s office contends the city did not cancel the show. Joe Grace said they told spectators to leave the parkway for public safety reasons, but “they were never cancelled.”“I think where the confusion came in was that I had indicated because of safety, we were clearing the parkway. I think that the folks interpreted that the fireworks were cancelled,” City Managing Director Loree Jones said. (As reported on KYW)
So basically it was ok that people hung out in the rain for the first 5 hrs, and the lightning storm for the last hour s long as the bands were playing on stage, because it would be a waste to have Hall & Oates play to an empty house.
I think if someone told me to clean out my desk, and clear out of the office, I would interpret that I was fired. Sounds likes someone needs to hear those words. Or at least the City should put on another fireworks show for the disappointed tax paying citizens of Philadelphia.