Following the "State Of Emergency" declaration most major Kansas City March events suffer cancellation or postponement; ERGO there are fewer people out on the town this weekend.
Of course the shut down is hitting the little guy worst of all.
One example out of many:
NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The weekend before St. Patrick's Day is usually huge for small businesses in the Metro. However, with parades and parties canceled due to the coronavirus, mom and pop shops are trying to make the best of it.
Sadly . . .
It turns out that in a time of crisis, an economy built on low-wage workers, tourist spending and taxpayer subsidized attractions can easily fall victim to more serious concerns about a worsening pandemic. Put simply, as a poet of the late 20th century once wrote: Parties weren't meant to last.
And so, whilst there is hope and debate that Kansas City social distancing, shut downs, cancellations and early shut downs might be able to prevent further loss of life . . . There is no question that our metro and all of the world have been granted a moment of pause to consider the implications of economies predicated on the inconsequential lust for instant gratification and good times.
And all of this inspires our playlist tonight on the topic of closing up shop . . .
As always, thanks for reading and have a safe and fun Saturday night.