“Nobody ever lives their life all the way up except bullfighters.”
Hemingway had the running of the bulls in Pamplona, The Editor has Fourth of July in Long Island City. Both annual events are rich in history and renowned worldwide. And both events have legendary chroniclers immersed in their subject matter. What more could you ask for LIC?
Now some may argue that fireworks in Queens is no match for the exoticism of wifi-free northern Spain in the 1920’s. Au contraire mis amigos, the pilgrimage of the masses to our shores every year is rife with devotion, not to mention idiosyncrasies. To bake in El Sol for hours to bask in the glory of life, yet always with the slim possibility of death. Wine, women, and song – and stench – everywhere. Humanity in waves proclaiming freedom, yet shunted into bull-shoots and corrals. The boats, the helicopters, the taste of the sea, and finally the fireworks, with the greatest city in the world for a backdrop. What more could you ask for LIC?