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Old 09-09-2011, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Due to the dangerous fire hazard conditions that exist in the Central Texas area, the Austin Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) is continuing the temporary no smoking and burn ban in the City of Austin Parks and Recreation system. This includes the use of wood or charcoal BBQ pits/grilles/smokers. Propane stoves are allowed in designated picnic areas only.

This smoking and burn ban will remain in effect during the Austin City Limits Festival which takes place on September 16th, 17th and 18th. No smoking, burn ban signs will be installed throughout the parks system starting on Friday, September 9, 2011.
Not sure how they intend to enforce it....
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Old 09-09-2011, 03:33 PM
 
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It would seem that trying to hide a lit bbq would be fairly difficult. I would hope that after the events of this week, that the majority of folks would be quite sensitive to obeying fire related regulations. Of course there will always be knuckleheads, but hopefully there will be enough sensible folks around the knuckleheads to either get them to change their minds or report them.
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Old 09-09-2011, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Avery Ranch, Austin, TX
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ACL will smell different this year...

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Not sure how they intend to enforce it....

I thought you meant what they were smoking would somehow smell different.
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Old 09-09-2011, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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That, too
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Old 09-09-2011, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Unobtainaville
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They'll just have to do with brownies this year, I guess. Should be good beer sales, too.
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Old 09-09-2011, 08:04 PM
 
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Do you think they'll actually crack down on the smokers?
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Old 09-09-2011, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Back home in California
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It would seem that trying to hide a lit bbq would be fairly difficult. I would hope that after the events of this week, that the majority of folks would be quite sensitive to obeying fire related regulations. Of course there will always be knuckleheads, but hopefully there will be enough sensible folks around the knuckleheads to either get them to change their minds or report them.
I find "nerds" to be especially endearing.
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Old 09-10-2011, 06:34 AM
 
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I thought you meant what they were smoking would somehow smell different.
Reminds me of this:

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Old 09-10-2011, 07:48 AM
 
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Jefferson Airplane White Rabbit (Live At Woodstock 1969) - YouTube
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Old 09-11-2011, 10:59 AM
 
Location: SW Austin & Wimberley
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Seems like the organizers would have the foresight to set up designated smoking areas designed to accommodate smokers. It would stupid not to do so.

Regarding the dope smokers, not that I've partaken in the past 25 years, but even the dope smoking technology of the 1970s provided easy ways to superstitiously take hits without open embers. All one needs is a small pipe and a 1-second flick of a lighter. Hold it in and exhale and there's no smoke.

Also, I'm sure the port-a-potties will contain a full array of interesting odors and provide a private sanctuary to duck into for a quick smoke.

I don't see how a smoker of any substance will at all be impeded by a smoking ban at ACL.

Steve
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