Blackout Aftermath…not talking about booze…
UncategorizedFebruary 18, 2010 1
While the streets were filling with water, the power also went out. About 24 hours after losing electricity, the people in my neighborhood took to the streets and were banging pots, pans, buckets, iron balconies, and street signs. Then they started burning trash in the middle of the intersection, which was empty because police were diverting traffic to streets with light.
It was so surreal. The burning trash smelled fantastic! But it was totally a party atmosphere. There were kids and families and everyone was just…you know…pounding casserole pans. In fact, my roommate told me they call these kinds of “demonstrations” “cacerolas.”