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Old 04-05-2007, 03:25 PM
 
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Who is or isn't going and why? I heard that the event is considered a nuisance to a lot of people because of the fact that it draws a large audience of young blacks from miles around. I've never been, so if I decide to do so, what kind of fun can I expect?
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Old 04-05-2007, 06:13 PM
 
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This is a great event, and one of the best weekends of the year. I don't think many people consider it a nuisance...
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Old 04-05-2007, 09:27 PM
 
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This is a great event, and one of the best weekends of the year. I don't think many people consider it a nuisance...
Oh, well I had just always heard negative things about it.
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Old 04-06-2007, 05:47 AM
 
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I've been going since being a competitor in the late 80s in HS and college. It's great. It's become quite the social scene for southern African Americans. So much so that it's become known as "the Black Mardi Gras". The Statesman had an article a year or so ago about it. There's traditionally been a concert on auditorium shores featuring R&B artists and a block party associated with it. Traffic other than around campus FRI & SAT isn't much different than any other big weekend. texasrelays.com lists the parties. texassports.com has the meet information.
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Old 04-06-2007, 06:55 AM
 
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LOL! I had never noticed the demographic and had been going, off and on, for years. Also went when I was in HS, although it was to watch a class mate - I was waaaay to slow to be in there....

I have never heard it refered to as a nuisance...
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Old 04-06-2007, 10:12 AM
 
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LOL! I had never noticed the demographic and had been going, off and on, for years. Also went when I was in HS, although it was to watch a class mate - I was waaaay to slow to be in there....

I have never heard it refered to as a nuisance...
Well I have...and it was also brought to my attention that a lot of kids cut class to go to the event. You think how people come from California, Georgia, New York, and mostly all of Texas, and you wonder what is the total number of absentee children whose parents couldn't care less what their kid does.
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Old 04-06-2007, 10:41 AM
 
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Well I have...and it was also brought to my attention that a lot of kids cut class to go to the event. You think how people come from California, Georgia, New York, and mostly all of Texas, and you wonder what is the total number of absentee children whose parents couldn't care less what their kid does.
It's Good Friday. I don't think many kids are in school today so no need to worry about them skipping.
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Old 04-06-2007, 10:59 AM
 
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It's Good Friday. I don't think many kids are in school today so no need to worry about them skipping.
No, but it started on Thursday and there was school.
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Old 04-06-2007, 07:04 PM
 
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Yeah, and now I'm getting calls about them acting up.
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Old 04-06-2007, 07:18 PM
 
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Yeah, and now I'm getting calls about them acting up.
Instead of being so cryptic, can you elaborate a little on your posts? Who is calling you? What are they saying?
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