OtherArea: Chickasaw Gardens
Gotta see their video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bUrDDsNfzY…
See the trailer here. http://vimeo.com/sposto/lindamccabe
One thing the Poplar corridor needs is UNDERGROUND POWER - the picket fence effect of the telephone poles along poplar between oak court and the loop destroys the sight lines and gives that section an industrial feel. Oh, and plant some trees along the train tracks while you are at it, and add some landscaping.
I once tried to walk in Cordova while my car was being worked on there - it reminded me of trying to walk in Orange County in so-cal, very car friendly, but very pedestrian unfriendly (even with sidewalks).
Let's get more consistent public trasportation along the Poplar corridor (i.e. predictable bus routes) to make things complete.
The lack of respect for the people around them and their experience speaks to those obnoxious concert-goers maturity. Concerts tickets COST - I went to a Donald Fagan concert in Philly and had a drunken double date in front of me talking so loudly that I couldn't enjoy the music - and they had no idea what they were listening to (I could tell that one of the women couldn't understand anything that didn't have a driving dance beat.) It's fine to be raucous at a loud at an appropriate event (heck, even in most small venue rock and blues clubs I can't hear anything but the music no matter WHAT anyone does) but if the music is more subtle and being played on a level that doesn't use every last molecule in the air, then just SHUT THE FUCK UP (I mean, would you talk at a play or an orchestral concert or a speech or even a Movie? - oh wait, I'm sorry, the world is your living room...my mistake.)
The problem is the large venue owners and managers don't have the BALLS anymore to keep order.
By Richard Alley
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