||[Feb. 8th, 2006|03:40 am]
Well, that was interesting.|
I didn't really do all that much worth noting during Super Bowl week but it was nice to see the Windsor and Detroit areas both hopping all at once for a little while. Actually, Trace got some tickets for one of the Kimmel in Detroit tapings but we didn't bother trying to go since, as it turned out, you had to get there extremely early and stand in line forever to have any hope of actually getting in. It's not very often that there's a show like that taping in the area and it would've been cool to go but ya, we're both not too into standing in lines forever. Actually I'm probably way more tolerant of it than she is, but still, not THAT tolerant. Hah.
So anyway, yeah, it was a cool week I suppose until a couple folks got shot right by the fest activities in downtown Detroit but amazingly it didn't get enormously blown up like I thought it would've. Not that someone getting fucking shot is something worth glossing over but still, give Detroit a break. I think it deserves it.
Will Windsor/Detroit be able to capitalize on the momentum from the Super Bowl and actually begin some permanent progress? I don't know. I wouldn't be surprised if not, but here's hoping! I'd certainly like Detroit to become more Chicago-esque as possible. Not that I know a lot about Chicago. I was only there once though and assuming I go in March, it will only be my second visit. Apparently it's all the rage though since so many folks I know have moved or want to move there. Heh. But at least less bands would bypass Detroit in their tour itineraries that way :P
As for the Windsor side, I kind of like things the way they are. Maybe a little more expansion, but I don't want the city getting too big really. I prefer a smaller city to actually live in while conveniently having Detroit nearby for metropolis stuff.
You can't stop "progress" though. Hah. So whatever. We'll see what happens.
But I think our mayor may have let the momentum get to his head because he suddenly is telling everyone that Windsor should get a CFL franchise and I think flubbed and said that the border is not a problem anymore, as one of the reasons why a CFL franchise here would work. Wow. I don't know. He must be high from something he took at one of those Super Bowl parties.
On to other business.
Should I go see Mogwai in Chicago or Columbus in March? Ugh. I really don't feel like driving 3 hours alone, but I really want to see them again! I should probably decide before the tickets sell out. Indeed.