Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Anchorage, First Snow, the music video

A visit to Anchorage's annual Festival of Car Crashes (FOCC). The festival is traditionally held the first day that there is more than a dusting of snow. It's like Pamplona's Running of the Bulls except you are in your car and the object is to avoid all the other cars. This is no easy feat given treacherous road conditions and "Auto Alzheimer's" the yearly loss of memory of how to drive in winter that afflicts most of the town.

The weak and cowardly stay home and the truly macho strut their stuff in the legendary places of traffic mayhem, like the intersection of Tudor and Lake Otis. The annual festival is a boon to both body shops and hotels as tourists flood the town from around the world, many getting caught up in the action in their rental cars. That's the spirit, everyone's welcome! You must be 16 or older and hold a valid diver's license to participate, but anyone can watch.

No comments:

Post a Comment