First Night (well, day, anyway)

The family and I hit First Night earlier than Andy. We were there from 3pm until 5:30 or 6. We too opted not to buy the buttons this time. I think the overall feel was nice. I agree that they should probably block off Congress in addition to blocking off Cesar Chavez and the South First Bridge. It sounded like they were having problems with pedestrian traffic on Congress anyway from what I overheard on volunteers’ radios. You can check out my Flickr set to see how it all looked during the “Family Festival”.

I would’ve liked to have seen the climbers on the Radisson at night with the film being projected on the side of the building and it would’ve been nice to check out the dragon and the fireworks on Town Lake. The food could’ve been better, although the butter-soaked pretzel from Hoffbrau was a big hit with the adults and the kids. Mmmmm….butter. Blocking off the South First Bridge and letting people go nuts with colored chalk was a cool idea. We took the opportunity to get family photos in all directions since it’s not often that you can safely stand on that bridge. We’ll go again next year.

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