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Old 08-04-2014, 11:08 AM
 
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Why not talk to people who live near Chastain Park? How are they able to host an entire summer concert series, yet not get their panties in a wad every time there is a show?
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Music Midtown will draw roughly 15 times more people than can fit inside Chastain Amphitheater. Chastain has strict noise ordinances limit both volume level and end time. The people coming to Chastain for an Eric Clapton show, or to watch Il Divo, or see Sara McLaughlin are not the same people going to MM, pounding 13 beers, then pissing on someone's hostas on the walk back to MARTA. The two are not even remotely comparable.
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Old 08-04-2014, 11:12 AM
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ATLTJL - Chastain's amphitheater holds about 7,000 folks. And, importantly, it is an amphitheater. About 100,000 folks overran Piedmont Park for a 2 day event. And, importantly, there is no amphitheater. There is no honest comparrison.
Sure there is. MNA cites trraffic as one of their primary concerns. Chastain suffers traffic log-jams before and after concerts, so it's a direct parallel.
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Old 08-04-2014, 11:15 AM
 
Location: O4W
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Sure there is. MNA cites trraffic as one of their primary concerns. Chastain suffers traffic log-jams before and after concerts, so it's a direct parallel.
They are ok with traffic from new apartments, new restaurants, new jobs etc but they cry about traffic from MM smh
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Old 08-04-2014, 11:17 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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But the green was fixed, wasn't it? Isn't that what they pay for, so that the park can be fixed after they leave? It's only a 2-day event, I don't see what the big deal is if the park returns to it's previous state following the event, which it does and will continue to do. Yeah, it takes a little time to grow the grass back, but that's what the park is there for - large events that draw people to the city, as well as for the people who live around the park. Everybody in midtown knows that Piedmont Park is a huge draw for all kinds of huge events - if you don't like traffic, lots of people, and music, don't by a house in midtown. It's pretty simple. There are plenty of areas around Atlanta that are less crowded and more calm than the area surrounding Piedmont Park.
So it's OK to turn the park into a mudfield because somebody will come along and 'fix' it? What does that even mean? Throw some seed on the mud and wait for the grass to grow back? Throw sod on it and hope for the best? Would that be OK if it were your lawn?
I guess it's hard for some of the people on here to appreciate the frustration of those who dedicated a great deal of time and energy into overseeing the restoration and renourishment of the park's common areas. It was no small effort for them.
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Old 08-04-2014, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Ono Island, Orange Beach, AL
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People parked in Johns Creek to go to MM? Goodness, I did not realize parking was that bad!
Funny person!
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Old 08-04-2014, 11:26 AM
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Music Midtown will draw roughly 15 times more people than can fit inside Chastain Amphitheater. Chastain has strict noise ordinances limit both volume level and end time. The people coming to Chastain for an Eric Clapton show, or to watch Il Divo, or see Sara McLaughlin are not the same people going to MM, pounding 13 beers, then pissing on someone's hostas on the walk back to MARTA. The two are not even remotely comparable.
Maybe not, but you know what is comparable? The way some of these young folks behave at festivals like this and the way boomers used to behave when they went to concerts. Ever seen a film of any of the '60s or '70s music festivals? Boomers set the example these young folks are following. They had their fun, but now they want to scold younger generations for behaving exactly as they once did.
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Old 08-04-2014, 11:34 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Maybe not, but you know what is comparable? The way some of these young folks behave at festivals like this and the way boomers used to behave when they went to concerts. Ever seen a film of any of the '60s or '70s music festivals? Boomers set the example these young folks are following. They had their fun, but now they want to scold younger generations for behaving exactly as they once did.
I'm not asserting that. What I am asserting is that Piedmont Park is an inappropriate venue for it. It ain't no Yasgur's Farm, after all.
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Old 08-04-2014, 11:36 AM
 
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Maybe not, but you know what is comparable? The way some of these young folks behave at festivals like this and the way boomers used to behave when they went to concerts. Ever seen a film of any of the '60s or '70s music festivals? Boomers set the example these young folks are following. They had their fun, but now they want to scold younger generations for behaving exactly as they once did.
Which major metropolitan are did Woodstock take place in the middle of again? I always seem to forget.
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Old 08-04-2014, 11:38 AM
 
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Funny person!
Agreed.

Maybe you shouldn't use so much hyperbole? I'll give you the benefit of the doubt that you were not intentionally lying about your experience with people parking in your driveway during last years event, but maybe you should provide a little bit more visibility into you rants?
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Old 08-04-2014, 11:46 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Agreed.

Maybe you shouldn't use so much hyperbole? I'll give you the benefit of the doubt that you were not intentionally lying about your experience with people parking in your driveway during last years event, but maybe you should provide a little bit more visibility into you rants?
Friends of mine on 9th Street had this happen to them all the time during PP music events. Calling a tow truck seldom helped; they were so backlogged with illegally parked cars that the car was usually gone before the tow got there.
They finally moved to Johns Creek.
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