Street Throne Appears Again
The infamous and mysterious “Capitol Hill Street Throne” appeared again this week at the top of another Capitol Hill incline, triggering locals to participate in a customary ritual that has developed over the years since the strange arrangement made its first surprise appearance in 2006.
“The Throne” as locals call it, is a living room chair and a gold statue of a young woman of unknown identity which both appear, with only 60 minutes notice, at the top of a hill at about midnight.
Locals have made a ritual by performing “improv” (improvisational acting) inspired by Adam Sandler’s “Click”, a film in which the main character discovers his remote control allows him to control all of the life around him.
Typically, locals on The Throne pretend to control everything around them as they drink beer (part of the custom) while cars and pedestrians pass by. This goes on until the police arrive to give citations for open containers and public intoxication, a sober reminder that the powers they have assumed are definitely not real.