Shanghaiist was at Xiangyang last night, but it wasn’t the usual Xiangyang, but more like Xiangyang on steroids. Everyone ignored the broadcasts telling them to leave. Vendors took off their shirts and slashed prices, selling sunglasses and other knick knacks for 5 or 10 RMB. Even after people started leaving, the market spilled out into the street on Nanchang Lu and Xiangyang Lu where traffic nearly came to a standstill. Expect more of the same today. Bring a suitcase (or buy one!) and some garbage bags — most of the good stuff is probably already gone, but who knows, you might get lucky.
You can see some of the photos that we took last night here.