Tuesday, June 16, 2009
I had a very interesting Sunday experience. I decided to go down to this event called the Sundae off of Germantown Avenue in Fishtown. I’ll be honest I was somewhat apprehensive of going to any event on a Sunday afternoon. The Sundae party was located in this area called the Piazza. There are two modern style apartment complexes on each side of the Piazza. When I first walked to the Piazza, I didn’t know what to expect. The first thing I noticed was several vending tables. Some of the tables included jewelry, water ice and information about local businesses. The apartment complexes consisted of two parts. The bottom part was lined with stores and restaurants while the upper part was apartment living space. When I finally made my way around the Piazza, I realized the large amount of open space. I was really curious to find out why so much open-space was needed for the event. At one end of the Piazza are stairs leading up to a stage area. On the stage was a DJ playing music. I got to the event around 3 p-m and waited for something interesting to happen. The first three hours I spent walking and interviewing people trying to figure out the Sundae. I kept thinking about how I was going to put together a story from the event. It wasn’t until after 5, is when the energy started to change. A band began to play salsa music. Several people started to really feel the music and began to dance. A few couples started to salsa. At some point, the music change and Nickodemus, a DJ from New York, began spinning on his turntables. At that point a large circle formed in front of the stage. Several guys and one girl took turns dancing or “breaking” in the center of the circle. That went on for a while and then people danced in their own space. While I was shooting, I badly wanted to participate in the dancing. All I could do was tap my foot. Honestly, I can’t really describe in words how much fun it was seeing others having a good time. I would have loved to join in. The event lasted until 9 p-m. But the after-party at one of the Piazza restaurants was just beginning. I’m glad the Sundae is held every Sunday this summer. I plan to join in the festivities next Sunday. Tiffany Wilson and Danielle Wilmer, Group 9, Fishtown.
Posted by Aspiring Journalist at 4:04 AM