Events I Wish I Had Witnessed Live
An incomplete list
If you’re a fan of history—and I’d say that I’m one—it’s fun to think about what it might have been like to be a fly on the wall at pivotal moments in our collective experience. It’s one thing to watch a video, or to read about something in a history book, but it’s an entirely different thing to experience it firsthand, to take it in with your own senses, to feel the moment as it happened.
It’s also perfect fodder for harmless internet debate, which is something I love to foster around here. That’s why today I’d like to discuss an incomplete, non-exhaustive, and tonally-inconsistent list of Events I Wish I Had Witnessed Live.
I’d like to hear yours, too!
The San Diego Fireworks Mishap of 2012
“Oh, I thought you meant serious historical events,” you’re thinking to yourself right now, to which I say: I’m not sure why you would have expected that from me. No, recalling this incident—and a brief Twitter exchange with the most delightful person on Twitter, Uproxx’s Brian Grubb—is what inspir…