(PHOTOS) – Slide the City: Part 2

Posted by Decaturish.com September 12, 2015

By Travis Hudgons, contributor

The first time Slide the City came to Decatur on July 25 there was bright skies, warm weather and large crowds. But the slide was cut short around 1 p.m. because of water pressure issues in DeKalb County—leaving many ticket-holders with later start times left out. The event would be rescheduled and relocated to McDonough Street—sans water issues. But with early fall weather and grey skies, the crowd was noticeably smaller making for near non-existent wait times. Slide on people.

Barbara Hicks didn’t even know about the previous event, but takes full advantage of the super-sized street slide this time around. Photo by Travis Hudgons

Barbara Hicks didn’t even know about the previous event, but takes full advantage of the super-sized street slide this time around. Photo by Travis Hudgons

Scott Duke slides down McDonough Street. Photo by Travis Hudgons

Scott Duke slides down McDonough Street. Photo by Travis Hudgons

Erin Stroup drove 4 hours from Charleston, S.C. just to slide the city. Photo by Travis Hudgons

Erin Stroup drove 4 hours from Charleston, S.C. just to slide the city. Photo by Travis Hudgons

With a GoPro camera strapped to her head, Cindy Blank eyes her lane before sliding. Photo by Travis Hudgons

With a GoPro camera strapped to her head, Cindy Blank eyes her lane before sliding. Photo by Travis Hudgons

Even going down the slide backward Danielle Spagnuolo still is able to smile for the camera. Photo by Travis Hudgons

Even going down the slide backward Danielle Spagnuolo still is able to smile for the camera. Photo by Travis Hudgons

Going down a giant water slide in the middle of the city is the perfect time for Alex Gilbert to take a selfie. Photo by Travis Hudgons

Going down a giant water slide in the middle of the city is the perfect time for Alex Gilbert to take a selfie. Photo by Travis Hudgons

It was a little slippery. Photo by Travis Hudgons

It was a little slippery. Photo by Travis Hudgons

Mmmm…inflatable donut. Photo by Travis Hudgons

Mmmm…inflatable donut. Photo by Travis Hudgons

The weather didn’t seem to bother too many people. Photo by Travis Hudgons

The weather didn’t seem to bother too many people. Photo by Travis Hudgons

Danielle Spagnuolo (left) and Erin Stroup traveled from Charleston, S.C. just for this event. They said it was the closest one to them and they were not going to miss it. Photo by Travis Hudgons

Danielle Spagnuolo (left) and Erin Stroup traveled from Charleston, S.C. just for this event. They said it was the closest one to them and they were not going to miss it. Photo by Travis Hudgons

Brent Wagner (left) and Alex Gilbert take a selfie before their slide. Photo by Travis Hudgons

Brent Wagner (left) and Alex Gilbert take a selfie before their slide. Photo by Travis Hudgons

The slide location changed from W. Ponce de Leon Ave to McDonough Street. Photo by Travis Hudgons

The slide location changed from W. Ponce de Leon Ave to McDonough Street. Photo by Travis Hudgons

Jenn (left) and Andrew Hill had tickets to the original July 25 event but couldn’t attend due to county water issues that forced organizers to shut down early. Photo by Travis Hudgons

Jenn (left) and Andrew Hill had tickets to the original July 25 event but couldn’t attend due to county water issues that forced organizers to shut down early. Photo by Travis Hudgons

Jenn Hill prepares to hit the slide. Photo by Travis Hudgons

Jenn Hill prepares to hit the slide. Photo by Travis Hudgons

Mild weather and overcast didn’t stop people from coming out to get wet and enjoy the Slide the City Decatur make-up day. Photo by Travis Hudgons

Mild weather and overcast didn’t stop people from coming out to get wet and enjoy the Slide the City Decatur make-up day. Photo by Travis Hudgons

The Chick-fil-A cows stopped by to check out the slide. Photo by Travis Hudgons

The Chick-fil-A cows stopped by to check out the slide. Photo by Travis Hudgons

From left to right, Scott Duke, Chandler Higa, Cindy Blank and Mike Blank take a break from the action for a picture. Photo by Travis Hudgons

From left to right, Scott Duke, Chandler Higa, Cindy Blank and Mike Blank take a break from the action for a picture. Photo by Travis Hudgons

Owen Moorfield hits the slide. Photo by Travis Hudgons

Owen Moorfield hits the slide. Photo by Travis Hudgons

Owen Moorfield takes a big leap onto the slide. Photo by Travis Hudgons

Owen Moorfield takes a big leap onto the slide. Photo by Travis Hudgons

Sherry Murphy (left), Lily Fielscher (center) and Julia Fielscher came early to enjoy the slide after their previous time was cancelled. Photo by Travis Hudgons

Sherry Murphy (left), Lily Fielscher (center) and Julia Fielscher came early to enjoy the slide after their previous time was cancelled. Photo by Travis Hudgons

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