Tonight I overheard several visitors in Bushnell Park complaining about the lack of lights. The Festival of Light in the park was meant to expand on what was already going on at Constitutional Plaza, not replace it entirely. Somehow, few people got that message.
It is puzzling how people just are not able to receive information, even when it has been spelled out for them. When I checked my blog statistics today, I noticed a few interesting things: (1) for a non-work day, the traffic was very heavy (2) almost all of the readers were here for information about the festival (3) only three located the page on where to park their cars. When I arrived at the park, some incompetent driver was attempting to parallel park her car to block a curb cut and cross walk.
Back to the lights: truthfully, it was a bit disappointing to see one tree lit up, some glowing pathways, and floodlights, but no real trees decorated to their potential. I checked in with Sarah Barr, the City Director of Communications. She said that the light display is “evolving” and that more would be up when the skating rink opens on December 10th.