Monday, August 25, 2008
[The Wisdom of a Distracted Mind] They're Coming!
They're on their way...
Fetch the whiskey. Hide the women. And, maybe... well... burn some massive hunk of meat because the bikers are coming to Milwaukee. And, according to this sign that was being dragged across the sky like a surly child through a grocery store yesterday, lots of bikers are coming.
That's a lot of freakin' bikes.
And, not just any bikes. These are window rattling, jar-your-fillings-from-your-head, Harley Davidson motorcycles.
Why can't Milwaukee be the home of Vespa scooters?
Trek bicycles? (Actually, those are built a skip West of here)
Anyway, the two things Milwaukee is most known for, coincidentally, belong quite snugly into the Biker Motif: Loud, grumbling Harleys, and beer. And, according to that banner in the sky, we're heading for a perfect storm of alcohol and motor vehicles. It's not only going to be a fun time. It's going to be a dangerous time. Yeeehaa!
Now, as aloof as I may seem to the whole idea of a city packed full of sweaty, beer-swilling bikers, I'm actually kind of looking forward to the insanity. After all, it's an event. It's a big event. And, this city has gotten somewhat stale in its tedium of leaping from one festival to the next with nothing to really separate one from the other aside from the myriad of ethnic heritages that make up this city. So, in light of that, we need the bikers. We need the noise rattling down our streets driving our dogs howling, barking mad.
It's either that, or we just Polka until our legs fall off.
Still... three-hundred thousand?!?
Posted By Dan to The Wisdom of a Distracted Mind at 8/25/2008 09:06:00 AM