The early closure is to allow for the construction of a stage on Congress for preformances by the Steve Miller Band and Robert Earl Keen. With a backdrop of the Capitol, Austinites will do what Austinites do best: party.
The streets will reopen at various times through Saturday, according to a City of Austin press release.
As I rode by it today, I’m looking forward to the parade. I’ve been in parades in Wichita Falls, but nothing close to what Friday will be like. I haven’t posted nearly as much lately because I’m being slammed by tests. Nonetheless, the itch to post still got to me.