In case you were looking for more reasons not to go to the Big E, look what happened tonight:
Riders were being plucked from an amusement ride at the Big E Thursday night in what is being described as “a controlled evacuation of a ride.” West Springfield Deputy Fire Chief Dan Bosari told 22News the department sent a Ladder truck to the Big E for a “ride that was stuck,” just before 7:30 p.m. Thursday. The ladder truck is equipped with an aerial platform. Deputy Bosari said they were told the ride is called the “Wipeout.”
Eastern States Exposition marketing director Noreen Tassinari told 22News the ride is a huge disk that spins on the ground and tilts up on one side at a 45 degree angle. She said the riders are secured with a steel bar. “It’s stuck in the lifted position.. No one is injured,” Tassinari said.
Tassinari told 22News the ride is 18 to 20 feet off the ground at its highest point. “Five people have already been taken off the ride,” Said Tassinari. “There are as many as 15 people left to be removed from the ride.”
Deputy Chief Borsari told 22News the West Springfield Fire Depoartment has as many as 12 firefighters at the park. Four are on the ladder truck. Five are on the engine assigned to the Big E. “And there are a few others there as well,” Borsari said.
Gonna be honest, never went on a single ride at the Big E before. Seems like bullshit. You have to pay $20 just to get into the Big E. For that you get to smell goat shit, get accosted by mop salesmen, and watch other people go on rides. Then you have to give them more money to go on one of the Carney death traps? All set. Fuck the Big E. Worst place on earth.
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