I miss the days when hydros were a major annual event that meant something to the region.
I about fell off my chair when I found out KIRO 7 was no longer going to cover Seafair Sundays. Thank GOD KING 5 picked it up. With the hydros and Blue Angels, it's my most coveted Must See TV every year.
The best part is you could have 200,000 plus people all around the lake and on it and there rarely was a incident of note, yeah sometimes people would overload a small boat and need fishing out but generally the people policed themselves and the worst aspect was the sunburn you dealt with.
At home it was like a Super Bowl for the area, people would gather and have Bar B ques and family get togethers around it, everyone had their favorites, Mis Pride of Pay N Pack, Miss Thriftway, Miss Oboy Oberto, Miss US, Miss Madison, Miss Bardahls, Miss Budweiser, yeah that was Darth Vader of the Hydros, Big Money Sponser evil to the core
Bernie Little was like Bill Belichek of Hydros. Miss Atlas Van Lines who's team bought the Pay n Pack since they could not beat her. and Dozens and Dozens more. Miss Rock was one of the best looking boats to hit the Water, it just never seemed to run, EVER.