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Old 09-28-2015, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Historic West End
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I'm not quite sure what you could get out of them.

SFX Entertainment is in such free fall at the moment, this blip will either be the final nail in the coffin or so minuscule it doesn't even faze them.

I had no idea the Tomorrowworld organizers were in so much trouble.

The Fall Of SFX: From Billion-Dollar Company To Bankruptcy Watch
Damn smh.
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Old 09-28-2015, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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There was another event this past weekend that required walking through miles of grass, too.

Not as much shouting, though?
Um. Were tens of thousands of spectators stuck on the golf course, late at night, while it was misting? Not even a close comparison there.

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I'm not quite sure what you could get out of them.

SFX Entertainment is in such free fall at the moment, this blip will either be the final nail in the coffin or so minuscule it doesn't even faze them.

I had no idea the Tomorrowworld organizers were in so much trouble.

The Fall Of SFX: From Billion-Dollar Company To Bankruptcy Watch
Whoa.
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Old 09-28-2015, 03:41 PM
 
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It's all part of the experience.
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Old 09-29-2015, 01:58 AM
 
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A map of Music Midtown (PDF)

How does this compare with the size of the sound stages and audience areas in TomorrowWorld? Could there be enough room to fit them there, plus perhaps the Active Oval and Centennial Park as additional places for stages?
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Old 09-29-2015, 06:41 AM
 
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A map of Music Midtown (PDF)

How does this compare with the size of the sound stages and audience areas in TomorrowWorld? Could there be enough room to fit them there, plus perhaps the Active Oval and Centennial Park as additional places for stages?

They won't allow stages on the active oval. Apparently there is a complex, expensive, underground drainage system that can't handle the weight. There were some 40,000 people camping for TomorrowWorld, and it looked like a warzone after they took off. That event needs to stay in a rural field, and not in one of the few nice greenspaces we have.
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Old 09-29-2015, 07:13 AM
 
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Had an amazing time. Can't wait for next year!
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Old 09-29-2015, 09:05 AM
 
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It's not just the fans that are disappointed.

http://www.youredm.com/2015/09/28/ka...edia-coverage/
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Old 09-29-2015, 10:34 AM
 
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How TomorrowWorld Became an Epic Disaster Of Near-Riots and Looming Lawsuits | Thump
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Old 09-29-2015, 11:43 AM
 
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I was one of the few thousand people stranded on Saturday night. I can say that it very quickly became a hopeless situation. The promoters shuttle system broke down (i.e. stopped running before the event even ended), and then the Uber system broke down, and next thing you know, you are 15 miles from civilization with no shelter, no water, a dead cell phone battery, limited cell coverage if you did have a cell charge, and it is the middle of the night. Yeah, I didn't expect anything near perfection given the circumstances. However, I did not expect that level of incompetence by the event staff when it came to transportation logistics.

Inside the gate, I have never seen a better produced and better managed festival operation. Outside the gate, a complete meltdown. If you look at the media reports, all anyone is talking about is the mess outside the gate. Hopefully, the promoters will pull their heads out of their collective asses, and figure out a better transportation contingency plan next year. This event occurs during hurricane season. An extended rain event on those grounds is entirely foreseeable, yet it seemed evident they were making up their plan B on the fly.

I was co-owner of an event production company in a former life. I understand how hard it is to put together something like this. You have to worry about artist management, show production, security, logistics, promotion, etc. However, simply shrugging and saying we didn't know it would get this bad, and we tried our best, doesn't excuse the clear lack of planning -- especially for a corporation traded on the NASDAQ (SFXE).
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Old 09-29-2015, 11:55 AM
 
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So question, which I haven't seemed to have gotten from the newscoverage...why were the transportation options stopped?

And how did it become 15 miles to the nearest road? is it just that large of a festival site? That seems like a lot.
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