by Dan Gibson
Due to a drought and people being told to cut down on the number of times they're flushing their toilet, a giant water slide event that was scheduled for this weekend in Los Angeles was postponed, even though the organizers had managed to sell 4,000 tickets ranging in price from $15 to $50 for the one-day event. The Slide the City event, which features a 1,000 foot long slip-and-slide, has previously taken over a city street in cities such as Salt Lake City and Boise, featuring water balloon fights, music and food trucks to go with the soapy sliding on padded vinyl.
My question: What do we have to do to get this thing in Tucson?
The Slide the City webpage shows that the organizers are planning to come to Phoenix in 2015 (among 41 other cities), but if a city like Billings, Montana merits such an event, I'm pretty sure Tucson should rate a stop as well. Admittedly, finding 1,000 feet of an un-potholed Tucson street might be a challenge, but hey, that's for the bigshots at City Hall to figure out.
The streetcar's done, so it's time for Tucson's next big project: bringing a surprisingly expensive water slide event to town. Make this happen for Tucson, people.