Spotlight and Red Carpet at Katra Fundraiser

Posted on: March 26th, 2010 at 6:23 am by

Last night, Katra was holding a red-carpet fundraiser.  This being the new upscale Bowery, all the stops were pulled – bouncers, ear pieces, guest lists, short skirts, etc.  Even a rotating mobile spotlight was employed for dramatic effect.

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We spoke at length with the operator of the lighting system (positioned on his flatbed) about the event, but he didn’t have too many details.  He did mention, however, that the fancy sportscar parked curbside was an electric car called a Tesla Roadster, and was likely an auction item up for grabs.

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When asked about the plight of building residents subjected to the nuisance of such bright beams, he was sympathetic, saying he would be just as upset as those who had already complained. And there were many.  Just as we left the scene, a police cruiser arrived.

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