As you may have heard by now, the 2012 Broadway Bomb in NYC was supposed to be cancelled today. The event organizer stepped down yesterday as organizer of the event to avoid prosecution by the City of New York. Signs were posted along the route that skaters would be arrested if skating. The official Broadway Bomb Facebook Page alerted skaters of the official changes. Basically the event was officially cancelled.
You can’t cancel something like the Broadway Bomb because there’s nothing officially to cancel. Today skaters from around the world showed New York City exactly that. Despite signs and warnings of arrest, skaters did what they always do, skate. And guess what, NYC didn’t implode. The skaters were able to skate the complete route, no one was arrested, and as far as we’ve heard, no major injuries resulted to speak of.
You see the Broadway Bomb isn’t an event like most people think… it doesn’t need an organizer, it doesn’t need sponsors, it doesn’t need permits, and it doesn’t need the support of NYC, though I’m sure skaters were enjoying the police escorts at times.
The Broadway Bomb is simply about skating in the streets of a busy city with your friends, and your friend’s friend, and your friends’ friends.
From those of us at Skate[Slate], we hope everyone had a blast, and we look forward to many more years of the Broadway Bomb. Skate[Slate] will be bringing you our full report of what we saw, what we heard, and pics of the best skating in our Broadway Bomb Wrap-up Report… due to hit SkateSlate.com soon, so keep checking back for our full report.
In the meantime, read more to see the tweets, and toots from those on the social interwebs…