1.Promote a Giant Pinata that will be in the Guinness Book of World Records.
2.Tell us a giant wrecking ball will be smashing the pinata at around 1:30 this afternoon.
3. Set this all up on PAVEMENT with no barricades or even ropes to keep people back.
4. Look around at the crowd and decide to lock the gates so that those of us inside can't get out, and those outside can't get in.
5. Make us wait for two hours.
6. Tell us to go home because the pinata will not be broken due to "technical failure."
7. Then blame the cops.
Any idiot with eyes in their head could survey the scene for ten seconds and realize it was a BAD idea with little to no real planning.
I just want to know, Carnival, what the hell did you actually think would happen here?
Reports I'm seeing now say that there was never any intent for the pinata to be smashed...the wrecking ball was a foam prop (I have no confirmation of this). Instead, the candy was just going to be 'released' from the bottom of the pinata (again, this is just one of many stories I've heard...no official report from Carnival themselves).