The Perfect Photo Op, Then: 'Get Out of the Way, Bus!'

Implosion of Georgia Dome marred by MARTA
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 21, 2017 9:35 AM CST

"I am CRYING." That was just one online reaction to an ill-fated photo shoot that was meant to capture a planned stadium implosion. Photographers gathered near the Georgia Dome in downtown Atlanta on Monday, waiting to snap a shot of the controlled destruction of the 71,000-seat structure, and among them was the Weather Channel's James Crugnale, who arrived nearly an hour ahead of time to nab his "perfect" vantage point across the street and livestream the gathering crowd, per the Washington Post.

Except that it was also the perfect pull-over spot for a city bus, which pulled up right in front of Crugnale at the exact moment black smoke started to spew from the top of the dome to mark the beginning of the implosion. "Get out of the way, bus! What the f---?!" an incredulous Crugnale can be heard saying, in between frustrated yells, in the now-viral video of his experience. The bus lingered for less than 20 seconds, but by the time it pulled away, the dome had already disappeared into a massive cloud of white dust. "TFW you stream the #GAdome being demolished for 40 minutes and a bus stops in front of the camera at the exact moment it implodes," Crugnale lamented on Twitter. (More Georgia Dome stories.)

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