any toronto heads in here?

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  1. D-Logik

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    Krusada is in t.dot I think.
     
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    Do they have their power back now 8O
     
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    Re: Re: any toronto heads in here?

    Also, TitanSoundz is in that area....
     
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    Re: Re: Re: any toronto heads in here?

    i dunno if they have their power back or not

    but i was supposed to go up there and catch teh i kamanchi tour...but i guess they couldn't get into the airport cuz of all this

    fucking figures, that's my fucking luck
     
  6. Charlie Van Pelt

    Charlie Van Pelt Charles N. Charge

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    Re: Re: any toronto heads in here?

    Yeah, we do...for now. Rolling blackouts have been ordered well into next week in order for the recovery to go as smoothly as possible.

    I just made this long-winded post at DnBScene detailing my experience with the event(s). I'll try to summarize for you here:

    It all started around 4:10 p.m.:
    -nature called...thank God, 'cause the lights went out while I was relieving myself, and if I went to the elevator as normal, I might have been stuck for a long time!!
    -intended to go back to York University...couldn't go by subway 'cause when I saw two trains standing helplessly north of Lawrence West station, I had to call that off
    -traffic lights were out, as you could imagine...citizens (not cops) were directing traffic at some intersections
    -later found out that all of Toronto got knocked out, and much of the northeastern United States
    -arrived at York...immediately took a bus home via Jane Street; it was a faster journey than going up Keele (cops were directing traffic at every major intersection)
    -got home at 7:00 p.m....emergency lights weren't working
    -went up the stairs behind some young women who had flashlights...until the seventh floor
    -walked up to the eleventh floor in total darkness
    -got home, listened to the radio (I had batteries) and had fun with my flashlight on my apartment's balcony
    -watched in awe as night fell
    -mom finally got home at 11:00 p.m.
    -our power came back at 4:30 a.m.; some areas of Toronto are still in the dark!!

    Right now, our subways and LRT's still aren't running, and the streetcars are pretty much stranded; it's hoped that they'll be back on Monday, but who knows?!

    Oh yeah, here's something our mayor said which I found quite amusing: "In nine months, we'll have the biggest baby boom we've ever seen."

    Chuck :drums:
     
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