Bring us an MLS team!
I think that's based on your viewing history...?
@Voxpopuli - but the people making these comments have a pretty decent education. "Not moving people into Cobb by rail from Atlanta," is about racism and lazy/unrealistic planning.
Show me an example of a successful major league sports team that doesn't provide decent mass transit to their stadium/field? They're going all in on these north OTP people and are forgetting about the revolving cast of people that come to games - including visitors, that will come and stay downtown/midtown and have no other option but to RENT A CAR or TAKE A TAXI.
This is going to make traffic to/from more unbearable on gameday, take away from the identity of the city and hurt tourism. The Atlanta Braves leadership should be ashamed of what they're doing to the city and might as well move to Savannah or North Carolina.
Honcho, I kind of agree with you - but the park is fun because:
- Good family vibe
- A lot of mingling with strangers,
But yeah, a food truck park defeats the purpose of eating at a food truck.
@JR - Oh! I forgot to bitch about that, too. No video screens for that Roxy stage!
Well, we couldn't find a line shorter than 8 or 9 people. I understand what I'm getting with a music festival. Slightly gross conditions, mud, rain, crowds of people I wouldn't normally be around, etc. And included in that is an extended bathroom wait - but this weekend was ridiculous.
Walking back from the event, my wife and I estimated a 3/10 or 4/10 experience. Everyone can have mixed opinions of performances and set lists, but what everyone can surely agree on is how badly organizers dropped the ball in some very key ways.
Janes Addiction and Cake should not have been on at the same time. This to me is obvious, but I recognize this could just be an opinion.
Those ticket scanners apparently didn't work because it rained. Gee, who woulda guessed the electronic devices hate rain. It wasn't until they started "eyeballing" tickets before they let us in. They made me and thousands of other people miss Weezer. We stood outside the gate for an hour.
There simply weren't enough port-a-pottys. 30 plus minutes wait to use the restroom, regardless of when you went. During acts, between acts...didn't matter.
The lines for food were outrageous as well. 40 minutes to get a meal, or even just a corn dog. Getting a drink was easier. And these lines snaked over major pathways causing giant traffic jams.
The final straw was the sound during the Red Hot Chili Peppers. It was a massive, massive let down. It wasn't a sound level thing, it was a sort of phasing or speaker power issue. It wasn't across the board with all instruments, mostly just guitars and vocals phasing in and out. We had friends leave. Crowds exited in droves. The YYY, Arctic Monkeys and Phoenix didn't have this issue. How can you screw up the audio for the headlining act at a festival with 60K people?
We started going back in high school in 01 or so. First Music Midtown 2.0 experience. The bands will have to be really, REALLY exciting to get me back next year.
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