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Old 07-18-2008, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Ayrsley
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Not at all, and you are missing the point. The point is, there is an age appropriateness to these kind of concert events, IF alcohol will be sold at the venue, AND the venue is normally a bar.
And my point is I respectfully disagree with yours - I see nothing wrong with kids this age being chaperoned to an event at a place such as this where a significant portion of the audience will be younger teens being taken by their parents (and the venue explicitly states that those under 16 must be accompanied by a parent). Given the bands in question, and the fact that it is an all-ages show - a lot of the crowd will be made up in this fashion. The fact is, the band is likely playing here because it is likely the one venue of an appropriate size for this band.

I do not see the point that alcohol will be sold there to make a difference; it is no different than going to any other venue, arena, sports complex, etc. where alcohol is served. Again - I have been to many sporting events and concerts and larger venues where I have seen plenty of people getting wasted and acting stupid. Most younger kids at this show won't even care about the bar portion of the club - they are there to see their heroes on stage.

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When there will be alcohol sold at music shows I just do not believe 12 and 13 year olds need to be present.
How is this any different than if alcohol is sold at a sporting event or any other type of entertainment event? I'm not being facetious, I'm seriously interested in your response.

I'm not saying you are wrong - if that's how you feel and that would be the stance with your own kids - I respect that. Parents make their own choices for their children. Personally, I disagree with your point of view. But then again, maybe the fact that I have been going to concerts and seeing bands in clubs since I was 13, 14, 15 (we had a lot of all ages punk shows when I was growing up in DC - and these were unchaperoned), and that fact that I have been involved in the music industry at one point in my life, may have something to do with it.
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Old 07-18-2008, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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I agree Tober, I have seen crowds much worse at Panther games, Drunken Idiots. And Amos, again is not a Bar first, Its a Music Venue.......I saw the Red Hot Chili Peppers when I was 14 without my parents and I turned out just fine. There is nothing wrong with being the cool parent as some of you point out. You can be the cool parent and a responsible at the same time. I consider my parents cool and they raised 2 boys. I actually look back at my childhood and am thankful that my parents exposed me to so much. Good Luck
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Old 07-19-2008, 05:03 AM
 
Location: Charlotte. Or Detroit.
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I say don't go.
Not because the kids are too young (they're not), but because if they want to listen to Good Charlotte clearly their ears are broken. Skip it and give their ears time to heal. Plus, this way you won't have to suffer through it.
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Old 07-19-2008, 05:12 AM
 
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Even at the shows that wouldn't be considered younger crowds.....there were all age groups along with lot's of parents. You might even be surprised that there seems to be more younger kids than older. I felt out of place but I liked the bands....what do you do. I don't have kids though....I thought maybe I missed something in the flier about it only being for younger people.

They do serve alcohol....but they have orange juice, water milk, soft drinks ect. The staff does not take kindly to underage drinking and will very quickly escort anyone who is caught out. There will be lot's of people it will be packed and it will be hot. With 3 bars though I would say it seems more like a bar setting with an open floor than a concert venue....but to each his own.
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Old 07-19-2008, 05:19 AM
 
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All ages shows still serve alcohol...I have been to many...No offense Carolina blue but Amos is a music venue. A bar is always open, Amos is only open for shows. This show will be tame. I saw a all ages show there a few months back and It felt like a middle school social, complete with tons of chaperon's (parents).
Yup.
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Old 07-19-2008, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Even at the shows that wouldn't be considered younger crowds.....there were all age groups along with lot's of parents. You might even be surprised that there seems to be more younger kids than older. I felt out of place but I liked the bands....what do you do. I don't have kids though....I thought maybe I missed something in the flier about it only being for younger people.

They do serve alcohol....but they have orange juice, water milk, soft drinks ect. The staff does not take kindly to underage drinking and will very quickly escort anyone who is caught out. There will be lot's of people it will be packed and it will be hot. With 3 bars though I would say it seems more like a bar setting with an open floor than a concert venue....but to each his own.

This is my main point - it is not age appropriate for 12 and 13 year olds based on that alone. In my opinion, we allow younger and younger kids too many privilages and this is part of the problem we see with them being bored with life by the time they are 17 and 18. But to each his own, we all have to do what we think is right when it comes to raising the kids we've been entrusted with.
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