City Paper is not for tourists
I’ve lived in two other cities where citizens broke into spontaneous celebrations: Kansas City after the Royals won the 1985 World Series and Houston when the Rockets won the 1994 NBA Finals (and again in 1995). But neither of those felt as joyous and genuine as the crowds that jammed up the intersection at 14th and U streets last night. It was as if eight years of pressurized steam was being released in one night. I’m no Darrow Montgomery, but here are a few snaps from the evening, from Busboys & Poets and from the streets.