A Bus Blocked The Weather Channel’s Shot Of the Georgia Dome Implosion And The Footage Is Surprisingly Hilarious
After 25 years, officials decided it was time for the Georgia Dome to come down. The 71,250 seat stadium, which was formerly home to the Atlanta Falcons and hosted two Super Bowls, was set to be demolished on Monday. The stadium would be laced with explosives and come down in less than 30 seconds. Needless to say, people were excited to witness the feat. It’s not everyday you get to see an enormous structure crumble into a pile of rubble.
That’s why The Weather Channel sent editor Jason Rudge to the destruction site to livestream the event. He arrived an hour early to find the perfect viewing position and began livestreaming 40 minutes before the explosives went off.
Here’s what the event looked like when captured by Reuters:
It didn’t quite turn out like that for TWC.
Officials started the countdown and on “one” the camera caught the first explosion.
Unfortunately, that’s all it caught because just as the explosives rippled off and the entire structure crumbled, a bus pulled up and stopped directly in front of the camera, blocking the shot entirely.
This bus’s comedic timing was on point. As was the soundtrack of profanity that the editor spewed as his work was ruined by an unwitting bus driver.
No, bus, get out of the way! Bus! Get out of the way, bus! Are you...are you?? UGHHH.
What the fuck?! FUCK!
Damn it, lady.
And as quickly as it came, the bus drove away in time to reveal the nothingness that remained.
While Mr. Rudge was clearly peeved, people thought the footage was hilarious.
Can confirm it’s even more hilarious with sound on.— Gene Park (@GenePark) November 20, 2017
This incident is officially on the very very short list of “good things in 2017”
That is by far the best thing I've seen in a long time!!! And the bus pulls away literally as soon as the building is down. Omg!!— puzzler (@c_reyes448) November 21, 2017
Maybe The Weather Channel should stick to weather. All you’ve got to do is point your cameras up.