Richard: "It sure sounds like it, but the truth of the matter is that I didn't drink a single PBR all evening. My verdict: not a hipster."
Chip: "Not so long ago you spent your Saturday afternoons fishing with a cane pole and now you spend them attending rallies to save an unecessary, decrepit bus system that you've never used. It pains me to say it, but you may be a hipster."
Richard: "With any luck, we'll save those derelict buses!"
Indeed, Larryville progressives turned out in (very small) droves today for a parade and "street theater" piece along Mass. Street to rally support for the T-taxes (issues #2 and 3) in Tuesday's election. A large bus full of T-fans, followed by twenty or thirty bikers and pedestrians and two men dressed as a bus, ambled along the street to the amusement and confusion of the ten or so folks who weren't at the KU game at the time. A mother beamed at her child in a stroller, telling her friends, "This is my daughter's first rally!" (Chip: "That poor kid hasn't got a chance. She's probably got Obama stickers on her crib at home!"). At the corner of 9th and Mass, the "street theater" commenced,consisting of two T-related folk songs, one of them set to the tune of "The Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round" : "The people on the bus will save the T, save the T, save the T/ the people on the bus vote 2 and 3, 2 and 3, 2 and 3." Perhaps the pretty girl who works at Love Garden and always talks to Richard but is engaged to a bartender, dammit, summed it up best: "This is the most adorable little parade I've ever seen."