Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Sundance begins tomorrow

Town is beginning to crank up for Sundance.  What does that mean for me?  Movies? Movie stars? Not really, at least not this year.  What it means for me is that 40,000 people roll into a town of 8,000 full-time residents.  Of those, about 38,500 have no idea where they are going or what they are doing.

For the next 11 days, you can't find a place to park, anywhere in town. 

Even the grocery store, where there are available parking spaces, gets screwed up. How can you need two spaces with a Mini?

No making left turns.  Too much traffic.  No eating out.  Too many visitors.

At least it gets a bit entertaining.  This year's volunteer uniform is "I pick up trash on the highway" orange. It is fun to see people wearing them around already, making sure you know they are a volunteer.  I hope people know they may look like a pumpkin.  I also saw people wearing their passes, even though nothing starts for 36 hours.
Sundance is a great event for Park City and brings tens of millions of dollars into the local economy.  Sure can test your patience though.
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