Proving that the world really has gone crazy over Arizona's annual haboobs (that's what we used to call dust storms until a big one this year), a video of a Florence wedding marred by dust is going viral.
Here's the YouTube version -- our professional opinion is that it's downright amusing:
News reports quote the couple, Gus and Jennifer Luna, taking the September 10 storm in stride: "You see the trees swaying in the back and you see nothing after a while. I was thinking 'let's get it over with.' God. We're eating a mouthful of dirt and everything," Gus Luna recalled.
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