Before you burn the Phoenix, you have to build it.
Construction efforts just began earlier this month, but already Phoenixville's Phoenix is rounding into form. The event has a new site this year (well, technically, an old one), and co-director Charles Segal told Patch last month he expects its growth to continue. “We’re expecting, and this is just an estimate, upwards of 16,000 people,” Segal said, adding that last year the event drew somewhere between 11,000 and 13,000. In the Firebird’s inaugural burning, just 800 attended.