Fort Lauderdale – …… So much fun !
Tonight, as I’ve done for years, I got on my bicycle and headed downtown to watch the Boat Parade!
But tonight would be different than the other years…. Sure, the Boat Parade was there alright -
All lit up, big crowds …. sensational as usual …. but something was far different tonight….. Blocks before I got to the river, there were big crowds in the streets! …And I mean IN the streets!
I thought right away - this isn’t part of Winterfest ….. What was this parade all about? …. Was it a political rally?
After-all, there was that odd Commissioner Roberts sign that someone from the crowd had left behind, leaned up against a light pole!
And then the biggy-big sign of the Mayor !
And this was no ordinary crowd, as crowds go…… No! … Kind of a motley crowd! … But I tell ya, they had one hell of a Police detail with them!
Mounted Patrol, SWAT, Patrol cars by the dozens! ….Must have been 100 cops ! ….All following “the crowd”.
The crowd was moving in unison, like a big lizard, and they were all chanting together that they couldn’t breathe ….”I can’t breathe – I can’t breathe, I can’t breathe”! Maybe it was the United Asthma Foundation or something!
Anyhow, they all turned down Las Olas, and I went on straight to the river to watch the boats -
Seemed our FLPD had everything firmly under control
Fort Lauderdale – So much fun !!