Friday, June 13, 2008
Evacuation from Texas State Dem Convention
Cattle herd in downtown Austin! It's what the evacuation looked like upon leaving the convention center and pouring out and onto Neches Street. As it turned out, it was a false alarm.
There was some confusion initially: the security deputies initially gave the command to evacuate, but the in-house security (police? FBI?) with ear-wire then told everyone it was a false alarm, stay put and ignore it. We did file back in and sat down, only to have the deputy come back in and demand everyone evacuate now! Mr. Earpiece, then agreed and said to leave. Thank God this wasn't a real bomb threat (or whatever it was). Mass confusion ....
I gotta admit, this was much more excitement than the previous conventions!