There’s something about destructive behavior that just makes you feel better when you’re whole life sucks, you know, it really gives you the closure you’re looking for. No, not against another person, we’re talking about releasing that all pent up anger on something else. Punching the shit out of a pillow, smashing an old television set with a crow bar, or in the case of one Texas woman, filling your wedding dress up with 20 pounds of explosives and blowing it into the next county.
According to the Centre Times, a Texas woman celebrated the end of her 14 years of marriage with a Texas-sized divorce party. And while some people suggested she donate her old dress, she wasn’t having any of that noise.
“I had a lot of advice and suggestions from friends and family, like donating it for premature babies and baptism gowns. However, to me, the dress represented a lie. I wanted to have a divorce party to burn the dress.”
With the help of a local bomb tech, they packed the dress with shit-load of explosive Tannerite, got far away, and then shot it with a high-caliber rifle to ignite the blast. The result? An explosion that could be heard 15 miles away.
“We were all getting messages asking if that was our explosion people were feeling and hearing around the county, up to at least 15 miles away. It was liberating pulling that trigger. It was closure for all of us.”
Aside from getting married in the Whataburger parking lot on horseback, with George Strait officiating the ceremony, that might be the most Texas thing I’ve ever heard. “Kerosene” era Miranda Lambert would be proud.