Packed to Capacity
What happens when you pack a large group of people in very small quarters? Absolute Madness. Ironically, some of the most amusing moments throughout my trip here came on the Park City Free Shuttles. Let me start off by saying you got what you paid for. In all seriousness, or no seriousness at all, the Park City shuttles offered by the festival are pure, exotic, and efficient. Yes, I said exotic … perhaps it was the group I was constantly traveling with, or maybe the fact that Tom The Tickler accompanied us to most of the showings but it seemed like every single time I boarded a tale was sure to ensue.
To emphasize the seriousness of my blog, I would like to go over the #1 rule in the event of an evacuation on a park city shuttle. USE COMMON SENSE. The buses’ maximum capacity was likely around 50, but sometimes we reached upwards of 100. This definitely affects the turning radius at times. Nonetheless, when you pack so many people in such close quarters something is bound to happen. Just ask Eckerd’s own Tom the Tickler, who earned his well-deserved nickname en route. With some substances involved, Thomas was clearly in the right state of mind and could not stop tickling the gentleman in front of him. This selfless act earned him the nickname. There were other moments on the shuttles but none as sentimental as this.
For the most part the shuttles ran quite efficiently. However, there was those occasional times when I was running late, and the driver decided to make 27 stops en route. The transportation system was classy and flawless, with most drivers seeing honor in taking a chance by taking on 200 people per bus. Whenever you thought our shuttle had reached capacity, it would double, and then double again. I refuse to say this is a bad thing because you really get to experience the smell of shampoos, the newest deodorant on the market and, even better, you get a good indication of who has showered and who hasn’t. When it all comes down to it, no matter the time of day shuttles were always buzzing with energy. Point being there is no other way to get around than the park city shuttle.