Super Bowl Wanderings

I spent a good portion of the last four days taking in all the sights and sounds of the Super Bowl. Downtown hadn’t looked that good in decades! It was a sight to be seen, with all the spotlights lighting up the entire sky. I can’t say that I’ve ever seen so many people downtown at one time. I had a lot of fun wandering through the Winter Blast and taking photos of the festivities.

Things went much better than I had expected. People seemed to be really enjoying themselves. My only real complaint was the DDOT shuttle service. I did not appreciate waiting nearly 2.5 hours in the parking lot at Fort & Cass for the Northland shuttle bus on Saturday night. Apparently four times as many people took the bus down as they thought were going to. It just goes to show that Detroiters would use mass transit if they’d build a decent mass transit system here!


Of course now it is all over. While I was glad to see all the activity downtown, I am glad to see things returning to normal.

5 Comments so far

  1. Mollika* (unregistered) on February 8th, 2006 @ 8:14 am

    What an incredible picture. I used the shuttle system on Thursday and thought we had it bad because we had to wait 20 minutes for the shuttle and then another 30 minutes to get back to campus.

  2. Gdidi (unregistered) on February 9th, 2006 @ 12:41 pm

    I agree, I really like the colors.

  3. lance (unregistered) on February 10th, 2006 @ 6:20 am

    Not to be political, but so many people took the shuttle because the laid-off auto workers cannot afford their own cars now.

  4. MGal (unregistered) on February 10th, 2006 @ 8:00 am

    Lance, WHAT? Most people took the shuttles so they didn’t have to worry about finding parking or dealing with street closures downtown. It was a matter of convenience, not political.

    PS. Allan, I offered you my couch.

  5. Jay (unregistered) on February 13th, 2006 @ 5:23 am

    People took the shuttle because the planning commitee was all over the media saying, “Don’t drive. Take the shuttle” The fact that they wanted people to take the shuttle and didn’t prepare well enough for it is the only mark against the whole week. I think we really showed a lot of people, both nationally and even more important locally, what Detroit could be. Let’s hope things keep going in the right direction.

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