Rochester, NY- Tragedy struck Wednesday as a group of residents mistook the Food Truck Rodeo for an actual rodeo. Five have died, and dozens more were injured when several patrons began climbing the food trucks, attempting to lasso other visitors, and waving 10 gallon hats around. Some residents even acted as rodeo clowns. Luckily, those individuals were immediately struck and killed by the runaway trucks.
Aside from the clowns (who will not be named so as to spare their families from further embarrassment), two local artists were among the casualties: Wren Staar and Felix Rolins. The leader of their art collective, Onyx, was present at the scene and assured The Inner Loop that the two’s passing was incredibly peaceful. “It just seemed so natural, you know? So serene.” recalled Onyx. ” I wish I could have been a part of it, actually. Could you imagine going out like that? It was seriously one of the best performance art pieces I’ve ever seen!”
A candle lit vigil will be held on Saturday in remembrance of all who were lost. The Food Truck Rodeo will return to The Public Market as soon as all the blood has been entirely removed from the wheel wells of the vehicles.