Sunday, September 27, 2015
So, when is the next Broadway Bomb?
Regular readers will recall that a couple of years ago, the New York Supreme Court upheld a ban on the 'Broadway Bomb' longboarding race in New York City. Needless to say, the participants raised their joint and several middle fingers to the authorities and, in a breathtaking display of mass civil disobedience, made the NYPD look like utter idiots as they tried to stop the race. I put up a video of proceedings at the time, complete with the Benny Hill theme (what else?), to general hilarity.
I was browsing through my archives when I came across that entry, and decided to see whether the 'Broadway Bomb' had continued its one-finger salute to the authorities. It seems it's still alive and well, but there are multiple Facebook sites that disagree on the date for this year's event. Two, 'Broadway Bomb 2015' and 'Broadway Bomb Company Website', claim it'll be on Saturday, October 17th, at noon. Another, 'Broadway Bomb Non-Profit Organization', asserts it's actually on Saturday, October 10th, at noon.
Can any of my New York City readers help us? When will the 'Broadway Bomb' be held this year? Can you find out and let us know in Comments, please?
(Readers in other cities might find the same sort of event closer to home. There was apparently a 'Broadway Bomb' race held in Los Angeles at the end of August. Do you know of similar races in other cities? If so, please tell us about them in Comments.)
Meanwhile, I'm going to sit back and enjoy the video from 2013 one more time.