It was a beautiful weekend for Fall for Greenville, and apparently everyone in town thought so, too. I headed downtown and wandered through the masses, snapping photos as I went.
I’ve mentioned before that I have a problem with crowds. I wasn’t sure if it was claustrophobia or agoraphobia, but some phobia really makes me draw up. I was able to narrow this malady down a bit. It’s not the crowds themselves. I really enjoyed being out on main street with this throng. It’s when those crowds start pushing into a limited space, or if they are all trying to head to the same place that I get uneasy.
Given my problems with crowds and lines, I learned long ago that I needed to avoid the food booths at FFG. I’m sure there are some great things that can be had, but I was more interested in photos. Instead of eating, I wandered down to the bicycle race and snapped a few shots.
I headed back to the food area where my friends Dave Freeland and Lis Lindley were involved in a chili cook-off with “Dead Earl’s” chili booth. I bought a ticket and sampled several of the chili offerings in the area. I actually thought Dead Earl’s was the best, and voted accordingly.
As I wandered around, I thought about playing a game – shoot the shooters. I wanted to take pictures of other people taking pictures. I shot a couple, but lost interest. I should have continued, though, because there apparently were lots of my fellow Flickr photogs floating around. In particular, Dede N. must have been just a few steps either in front or behind me. Here’s my shot of a few geeks with laptops…
She took the same one.
I was growing tired of the crowds, so I wandered on back to the car. On my way out, I found that even more streets had been closed off, and the traffic was starting to pick up significantly. Either all of those crowds were leaving, or more people were arriving.
[tags]Greenville, Fall for Greenville, South Carolina[/tags]