- An SRO/sitting-in-the-library-parking-lot crowd, perhaps the largest in the Levitt’s 38-year-history, and
- The number of people who got there in mid-afternoon, plopped down some chairs and blankets to reserve their spots, then disappeared until shortly before showtime.
It’s a practice that goes against the 1st-come, 1st-served ethos of the Levitt, one “06880” reader suggested.
It’s also a practice that’s been elevated to a fine art at Compo Beach, where blatantly ignored signs clearly state: “Unattended picnic tables may not be reserved.”
As the 4th of July weekend — prime picnic time — approaches, here’s a friendly reminder: If you want to stake out prime territory, send a human being to sit there.
Though the chance of Westporters actually heeding that rule is about as strong as “06880” telling the weather to be perfect for Friday’s fireworks.