Trevor via text message at 10:46 AM:
"There is a rumor big tex is on fire"
|Stolen off of a friend's Facebook wall.|
I got there in time to see the firefighters put out the last of the flames. The crane showed up not long after, and I watched people sob hysterically (kid you not) as Big Tex was slowly lowered to the ground. Don't get me wrong. I love Big Tex. It was just almost comical to hear people talk about him like he was human. I guess that is what happens when a 60 year old icon goes up in flames.
Pam via text message at 10:57 AM:
"Local stations have stopped their regular programming 4 Big Tex
they are talking about him like he is a real person"
Boy: "I bet his battery go too hot."
Little kid logic is awesome.
Trevor via text message at 12:39 PM:
"Are they taking him away? He would look great for Halloween."
All day, the sounds of helicopters could be heard hovering over Fair Park, and you could still smell the faint odor of burning plastic in the air as of 5:30 PM.
It has definitely been a weird day. I honestly never thought that anything would ever happen to Big Tex. Much less that news of his demise would be front and center on MSN:
They can rebuild him. They have the technology. I'm just not sure if it ever will be the same.