Bonfires on Franklin Street

…circa February 2001 (pre-Justinsomnia), after UNC beat Duke. Sadly Duke won the NCAA championship that year, but UNC came back in 2005. I was inspired to post these shots from the ground after seeing this time-lapse video from above: Franklin Street after the victory.

You know the one thing that strikes me looking at these shots 8 years later (other than the fact that I can’t believe it has been 8 years)? Is how few people had cameras. Like almost nobody had a camera. Come to think of it, at the time my digital camera was only two months old. In the pictures I took, I think I saw maybe one throwaway film cam and few pro rigs from the Daily Tar Heel. Everyone else was just in the moment.

Bonfires in Franklin St, Chapel Hill, after UNC beats Duke, February 2001
Bonfires in Franklin St, Chapel Hill, after UNC beats Duke, February 2001
Bonfires in Franklin St, Chapel Hill, after UNC beats Duke, February 2001
Bonfires in Franklin St, Chapel Hill, after UNC beats Duke, February 2001
Bonfires in Franklin St, Chapel Hill, after UNC beats Duke, February 2001
Bonfires in Franklin St, Chapel Hill, after UNC beats Duke, February 2001
Bonfires in Franklin St, Chapel Hill, after UNC beats Duke, February 2001
Bonfires in Franklin St, Chapel Hill, after UNC beats Duke, February 2001
Bonfires in Franklin St, Chapel Hill, after UNC beats Duke, February 2001
Bonfires in Franklin St, Chapel Hill, after UNC beats Duke, February 2001

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