Raleigh is burning

Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by Tlokein, Mar 17, 2017.

  1. Tlokein

    Tlokein Well-Known Member

    Oct 12, 2012
    So I'm guessing some of y'all saw in the national news that downtown Raleighwood had a massive fire last night. I had a front row seat.

    I was at a bar watching my ex-drummer's new band, we went out back on the patio after their set and I looked up and it looked like red starlight. Like when they take an infrared pic of the sky. I was like "WTF is that?" then started seeing smoke. We all took off and headed towards the smoke (of course). From our vantage point it looked like it was next door or on the same block. We went out the front and realized it was many blocks away and it was HUGE. Like BIGLY huge. Naturally we headed straight for it.

    Started hearing explosions. The fire spread to a parking deck and the cars were blowing up left and right. It was insane. Entire building burnt down, embers raining down everywhere like a volcano blew up. It's been so dry here that every patch of grass\etc that got an ember started burning. The windows were blowing out of buildings next to it. A photographer I know that was at the show taking pics went with us and a window fell and shattered right beside him on the sidewalk.

    The church in the pic is like a block away, we went behind it trying to get a better view...and walked right up on a transformer on fire right by gas lines. We hauled a$$ outta there.

    In the vid:

    Me: "This is nuts"
    Travis: "Let's get the fock outta here."
    Josh: "We've got transformers burning."
    Me: "Oh ****!".

    If you go to wral.com you can see lots of vids\pics\etc. I have a couple more vids but I'm at work and can't edit them rt now. I'll try to post them later.

    I can't imagine what it was like for the people on 9\11. This was nothing compared to that, and it looked like armageddon.



    CBSCREWBY Well-Known Member

    Feb 21, 2012
    Glad you are ok T-Lok. Pics and vids are crazy.

  3. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
  4. SkegLegs

    SkegLegs Well-Known Member

    Feb 8, 2009
    Why post on a surf forum if you live in Raleigh you dirty commuter?
  5. frost

    frost Well-Known Member

    Jul 31, 2014
  6. kidde rocque

    kidde rocque Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2016
    $100 says Tlok is from the Valley and surfs better than all of you, except maybe Screwsby.

    Glad you made it out alive
  7. seldom seen

    seldom seen Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    Ho Lee Fuk tlok glad you're alright. Stay safe.
  8. Tlokein

    Tlokein Well-Known Member

    Oct 12, 2012
    Thanks mang. BTW, you weren't in Raleigh last night were you? I heard reports of some guy drunk on Tito's running around the area right before it happened.

    Yowza indeed. And that's the second fire for me this week. Last Sat night my hot water heater in the crawlspace under the house caught fire about 12:30am. The HVAC for the downstairs is under the house and started sucking in the smoke. I think I need to grab my bort and just go float around somewhere for the next couple days, just to be safe.

    This ain't no surf forum. This is the world's preeminent site for medical advice, intelligent political discourse, fine food and beverage recipes, scantily clad women, and clown bashing. And of course, the only place on the internet where kooks can come to find out what wetsuite to wear. (See below...)

    Piss off #coastalnonsurfer

    Yep, SCREWBY is my idol and way better than me. You should see when he paddles out at the pier at the N. End. The hushed whispers, the pointing..."Is that really him?". Chicks have to be rescued as they faint at his mere presence and could drown. Even Bradpitted showed up one day, gave every wave to CBS, and then went and threw his own sh!t in the water out of respect.

    Thanks KR...I'm still in Darwin's waiting room...I'm the one puffing the Marlboro Reds...

  9. kidde rocque

    kidde rocque Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2016
    Oh, and SkegLegs too. He probably surfs good too.
  10. Tlokein

    Tlokein Well-Known Member

    Oct 12, 2012
    Thanks brother! Although, if I did get torched it would be my own stupid fault. Sane, intelligent people run away from smoke and fire. Me and my crew? Like moth's to a flame.

  11. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest

    Were there any muslims around the area???
  12. Tlokein

    Tlokein Well-Known Member

    Oct 12, 2012
    Actually when we were hustling up to the fire I asked a guy what was burning. He said it was the General Assembly. I said "You mean the legislature?". "Yep." I heard two explosions right after that. First thought was someone had enough of our redneck cracka legislature and burned it to the ground.
  13. yankee

    yankee Well-Known Member

    Sep 26, 2008
    That looks satanic....was wayne involved??

    I can definitely picture that satanic firebug leaping around in that church-silhouetted by-fire photo. The windowless white van of ducte tape & doome may have been in the hood that evening!
  14. Tlokein

    Tlokein Well-Known Member

    Oct 12, 2012
    Come to think about it, I did see a windowless vanne heading south with FL plates...Coincidence?

    I know they said the only casualties were a firefighter caught some glass, but I'm gonna call the RPD and tell them to check for missing children as well.
  15. nopantsLance

    nopantsLance Well-Known Member

    Aug 15, 2016
    Sounds like a job for Trev

  16. Banned for being awesome

    Banned for being awesome Well-Known Member

    Feb 17, 2012
    Frost, learn to swim yet?
  17. eatswell

    eatswell Well-Known Member

    Jul 14, 2009
    This video is hilarious. I remember when me, my best friend and his younger brother watched this video and did our own Beavis And Butthead analysis on it haha.
  18. Tlokein

    Tlokein Well-Known Member

    Oct 12, 2012
    Ha. I miss that show, esp them ragging on videos. Slamming Wheezer was one of my favs.

    That guys dances like one of my buddies paddling for a wave. Like a drunken octopus. All a$$holes and elbows.
  19. kidde rocque

    kidde rocque Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2016
    Peter Garrett - Midnight Oil:


    Michael Berryman - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest:


    Explains a lot, doesn't it?
  20. Tlokein

    Tlokein Well-Known Member

    Oct 12, 2012
    Don't forget about Weird Science!