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Old 08-04-2014, 11:48 AM
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Which major metropolitan are did Woodstock take place in the middle of again? I always seem to forget.
What difference does it make that it was in a rural area? It was still damaging to property, both public and private, and someone had to deal with it. Population denisty is irrelevant.
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Old 08-04-2014, 11:50 AM
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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.
What is a more appropriate venue in your opinion? I've offered at least two alternative locations, but I haven't seen you make any suggestions. I'm just hearing "no" from you.
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Old 08-04-2014, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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Wow, there are a lot of people with very little knowledge chiming in. The only 'amenity' that Piedmont Park offers that a Chastain/Lakewood/Verizon offers is green space for people to stand in.

Piedmont Park as a concert venue is inferior in just about every other way. To other venues that they have occupied.

• There is (way) less parking - Try visiting Piedmont park on a normal weekend in the spring when no events are going on and you should see what I mean.
• There is less access via automobile to the park - The options from the highway are Piedmont Rd, 10th street, or Monroe. All of these are 2 lane roads that wind through heavily trafficked areas of Midtown/downtown where every intersection serves as a bottleneck. The only MARTA station that offers access in a walkable distance is Midtown station... which means that you will have hordes of concert goers regularly crossing Peachtree St and 10th st.
• There is almost zero infrastructure on the ground - Meaning little or no power for lights, no permanent plumbing fixtures for water fountains or bathrooms, no barriers to seperate ingress/egress avenues from viewing areas and no fixtures for vendors.
• The foot traffic from the 3-day concert festival is destructive to the park - grass, trees and other foliage take time to grow back. I remember when oak hill was closed for almost a year (which sucked). There is a reason why sports arenas and outdoor stages contain a large amount of areas that are paved.
• There is no buffer zone between Piedmont park and the residential/municipal areas that surround it. - This means that the people who live by the park get the full on brunt of the noise, disturbances and property damage from the festival. These are your fellow citizens. There is a big difference between the crowd for a Jazz festival, farmers market, or arts festival and the type of crowd that visits music midtown. Buying a house across the street from the park shouldn't require you have to deal with property damage half a dozen times a year. Have any of you noticed the massive gate that Grady high school has for their track & tennis parking lot? ....and that is just to keep out regular park traffic. I bet that the folks who live near Piedmont would love to have something like that to keep drunk folks away from their homes & families
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Old 08-04-2014, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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What is a more appropriate venue in your opinion? I've offered at least two alternative locations, but I haven't seen you make any suggestions. I'm just hearing "no" from you.
I hear that the Braves' stadium should soon be available. Plenty of space down there with plenty of parking, and they are well used to massive crowds being in and out of the area regularly.
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Old 08-04-2014, 12:02 PM
 
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I hear that the Braves' stadium should soon be available. Plenty of space down there with plenty of parking, and they are well used to massive crowds being in and out of the area regularly.
Too far from the core demographic
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Old 08-04-2014, 12:02 PM
 
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I hear that the Braves' stadium should soon be available. Plenty of space down there with plenty of parking, and they are well used to massive crowds being in and out of the area regularly.
It doesn't help until 2017 but I actually think that's a great idea. Maybe the Beltline could carve out a space somewhere on the Westside and make some money off of this event. I completely agree with those that say a 3-day Music Festival is not right for Piedmont Park
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Old 08-04-2014, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Ono Island, Orange Beach, AL
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Too far from the core demographic
They can take the train and walk. Not appreciable different in distance as PP is from Midtown Sta.
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Old 08-04-2014, 12:08 PM
 
Location: O4W
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Wow, there are a lot of people with very little knowledge chiming in. The only 'amenity' that Piedmont Park offers that a Chastain/Lakewood/Verizon offers is green space for people to stand in.

Piedmont Park as a concert venue is inferior in just about every other way. To other venues that they have occupied.

There is (way) less parking - Try visiting Piedmont park on a normal weekend in the spring when no events are going on and you should see what I mean.
There is less access via automobile to the park - The options from the highway are Piedmont Rd, 10th street, or Monroe. All of these are 2 lane roads that wind through heavily trafficked areas of Midtown/downtown where every intersection serves as a bottleneck. The only MARTA station that offers access in a walkable distance is Midtown station... which means that you will have hordes of concert goers regularly crossing Peachtree St and 10th st.
There is almost zero infrastructure on the ground - Meaning little or no power for lights, no permanent plumbing fixtures for water fountains or bathrooms, no barriers to seperate ingress/egress avenues from viewing areas and no fixtures for vendors.
The foot traffic from the 3-day concert festival is destructive to the park - grass, trees and other foliage take time to grow back. I remember when oak hill was closed for almost a year (which sucked). There is a reason why sports arenas and outdoor stages contain a large amount of areas that are paved.
There is no buffer zone between Piedmont park and the residential/municipal areas that surround it. - This means that the people who live by the park get the full on brunt of the noise, disturbances and property damage from the festival. These are your fellow citizens. There is a big difference between the crowd for a Jazz festival, farmers market, or arts festival and the type of crowd that visits music midtown. Buying a house across the street from the park shouldn't require you have to deal with property damage half a dozen times a year. Have any of you noticed the massive gate that Grady high school has for their track & tennis parking lot? ....and that is just to keep out regular park traffic. I bet that the folks who live near Piedmont would love to have something like that to keep drunk folks away from their homes & families
PP is the most the best venue in Ga for a concert. It's near 2 Marta stations and near the Beltline
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Old 08-04-2014, 12:10 PM
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I hear that the Braves' stadium should soon be available. Plenty of space down there with plenty of parking, and they are well used to massive crowds being in and out of the area regularly.
Not a bad idea. Drive-Invasion is there this year (in the parking lot, not inside the stadium). It's a much smaller event than MM, but they'll have 12 bands, 3 movies, and a full day (plus overnight camping) of grilling out, partying, etc.
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Old 08-04-2014, 12:12 PM
 
Location: O4W
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And people are complaining about an event for one weekend out the year smh. They are acting like it's every weekend. What a joke.
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