Busted! Someone named Tower is in trouble

Yesterday, when it was sunny, I walked about 2/3rds of the Rose Festival Parade route looking for duct tape. The good news is that people who normally were taping and reserving spots almost 2 weeks before the parade got the message. The bad news is that today, someone used spraypaint to reserve their spot.

According to the City, “The use of duct tape, chalk, paint or unattended personal property, such as lawn chairs, to mark or reserve a spot along the parade route is prohibited. “

Now, I wonder if the Portland Police are going to be out enforcing said ban. It is a $100 fine if you are caught. Will they go out Friday evening/Saturday morning passing out fines? Will they let it slide this first year? Anyone know how to get stats on that?

Oh, and to be honest, this actually may mean Tower as in placement of. But hey, let’s get this party started!

Duct tape

Originally uploaded by dieselboi

5 Comments so far

  1. brewcaster on May 28th, 2008 @ 2:06 pm

    I would put all my money that that is marking for the people setting up for the parade, as in. "Put that tower here". I say no shenanigans here.

  2. ilearim on May 28th, 2008 @ 2:44 pm

    isn’t it obvious? This is the marking of a new, high-density office building. Geez, you people are so cynical :-)

  3. dieselboi on May 28th, 2008 @ 3:01 pm

    Ok Brewcaster, ruin my thunder. Thanks!

    Actually, I wondered about that. You can see the word tower in faded paint at the forefront of the photo.

  4. psingleton on May 29th, 2008 @ 1:15 pm

    I’m surprised more rebels haven’t made their mark. I anticipated a tussle or two.

  5. misterviddy on June 1st, 2008 @ 10:16 pm

    Meh, some habits die hard. To me, part of the thrill is trying to find a hole in the crowd to catch a glimpse of the parade.

    Tower, man you got some nerve.

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