"It has shown me that everything is illuminated in the light of the past"
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The Police have broken up plenty big parties after this movie.
One person died having a Project X type party.
Mayor Nutter is having a $99 per person 3 stage Concert on the Parkway for 2 days of Teenage music performances.
The exact amount of money for charity has never been disclosed.
Ticketmaster is for Profit.
Who pays for the police security?
Who will pay for the trash removal?
While I stand at City Hall and hear the loud music for free.
Perfect example of the entitlement and self-centeredness of people these days. Why are so many suburban kids in big houses bumping hip hop and thinking they're at a house party in a gritty area? They aren't celebrities, or rock stars.. just spoiled kids.
However, I will agree that there should be more free concerts for kids in Philly. July 4th is great but it should be the biggest event in the nation given that it happened here. There should also be more events like it in the city, even if just with people who hail from Philly and "made it".
However, I will disagree that this event should be free. This isn't a local event. This is going to be huge. This will make an obscene amount of money if they do it right.
Oddly enough the day before this concert was announced, there was an article in the Sunday Inquirer about how people managed to get into events for free......mostly concerts.
The cash strapped city is going to be paying massive police OT for this. I guess the more urgent matter of abandoned factories, prime ground for more massive fires, doesn't concern Mayor Nutless anymore.
Doesn't the city levy an amusement tax on ticket sales?
Remember Woodstock? It started out as a pay event at the start, anyway. Gates were crashed on such a large scale, the event became free.
Really bad idea.
Anyway, They can't block the sound, so the free-loaders will hear everything the ticket-holders hear, but at 99.00 to 153.00 less per ticket.
OP, don't go if you don't want to pay. As Mixiboi stated, Lollapalooza has been going strong for years and Chicagoans don't go for free. The tickets (for Lolla) cover security, police OT, and cleanup. Additionally, portions of ticket proceeds go to the city. Then you have the added benefit of over 100,000 individuals, maybe 50,000 of whom are paying for hotels, buying products from local businesses, etc.
If this city did this the right way, we should be seeing a lot of revenue and hell, maybe they'll be able to plow the streets after every snowfall next year! You're not "entitled" to a concert because you live in the city, though. What a disgusting attitude.
Now if it was the fourth...then I'd worry. But it'll go well, no gate crashers, no major issues...maybe some dehydrated people(Because I see a hot September) but overall it'll be a great weekend for Philly, and hopefully a start of a new tradition..
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I really don't care for this concert and I would not be anywhere near the Parkway on that day, I smell wolfpacks
What the hell does any of the have to do with the North East? Is Mayfair Town Watch going to do Jay-Z's security detail or something?