August 14th, 2018 @ 12:18 pm
when you live in NYC, you get to have some stories. i haven’t had one of these “stories” in a long while, but blackouts are one of those things on the list. they’re epically creepy (and obviously annoying in the heat). looking back, they were way more dramatic than it could ever be now. we had no cellphones, or at least not many of us did. you couldn’t tweet about it or really post about it. i’m sure there were some people that had ways to, but the majority of people couldn’t.
for some odd reason, i didn’t post about it on my site when it actually happened. i looked through my blog post archives, and i legit just skipped over it, like it wasn’t important to document for some stupid reason. i wish i had pics from back then. why didn’t i always have a disposable camera with me? sigh.
when this one happened, i was working at west coast video on an afternoon into closing shift. i can’t for the life of me remember who i was working with, but i remember we were there for about an hour or two and nothing was going on, so we were trying to close. our district manager refused to let us.