So, a few friends from California are here visiting as part of a national tour they are doing with their band…
Do you know how they describe Buffalo?
They said these three things… It’s a beautiful city. We have amazing food (especially wings and they loved five points bakery!). Finally, we are a bunch of people with pride and spirit for our city.
How awesome is that?!!??
They already love Buffalo and understand Buffalo and I didn’t even get to take them on a tour or show them a Dyngus day celebration! They figured it out on their own. They also compared me to some girl on the show Parks and Recreation because of how much I love buffalo? I’ve never seen it but I trust that it was a complimentary statement! Haha
Anyhow, while my California friends went to Anchor bar for wings, I went to the Dyngus Day event at the central terminal.
Here is a photo!!! What an incredible time we had dancing to polka and eating peirogi.
People are so proud in Buffalo! I’m happy that my California friends can understand why I love Buffalo so much.
Here are a couple photos I snapped this weekend while attending the BOOM DAYS celebration at the grain elevators aka Silo City.
Buffalo’s grain elevators are something that we should be proud of and celebrate more often. This was the first time I have seen hundreds of people come out to tour these gentle giants. One of the tour guides commented that a woman cried when learning about the grain elevators and expressed the true desire and need for these structures to come back to life.
Touring, drinking, dancing and having a giant party in the Perot grain elevator is a solid sign that we Buffalonians are really starting to understand the importance of celebrating and enjoying our historic built environment – even if its in a state of inactivity and decay. Buffalo’s second skyline is truly unique, something you may find in Europe but rarely found in the United States. What a dream come true and what a great place to call home.
Lets do it again, Buffalo.