Tuesday, September 3, 2013

A Mellow Labor Day in Provinceown

This morning on Commercial Street, and throughout the town, from the breakwater in the West End to the Truro border, a collective sigh of relief was heard. The morning after Labor Day just feels different somehow from the day before. We've made it through the most intense part of the summer season. We all still have to go to work, and there are still people asking for directions and where they can get some seafood and why we don't just close Commercial Street, but it feels a bit mellower, less strained, a little less annoying...
The three-day Labor Day weekend was a little quieter than usual, with not nearly the usual number of visitors, partly because of dire predictions of terrible weather, but, as usual, the weather wasn't nearly as bad as the sinister forecasters predicted. And the folks who did join us all seemed to have a good time.

The White Party is an annual Labor Day tradition, drawing big crowds to the West End on Saturday afternoon.

It rained a bit for part of the day on Sunday, but folks took it in stride. Commercial Street was filled with umbrellas as people went about the business of having a good time.

A group of 10 or 12 friends strolled the length of Commercial Street in the rain, making their way over the hill and down to the Red Inn for Sunday Brunch.

Monday brought a sizeable group of revelers to the White Wind Inn for the Pink Party, celebrating the official end of the summer season on Labor Day.

Though perhaps less well-attended than other Labor Day weekends, this one seemed quite successful, with a fairly mellow crowd determined to enjoy themselves. And so ends another Provincetown summer season, with a smile.

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