Apparently Big Foot was following me around at JazzFest Thursday Night

(H/T – Doctor Barkey)


#1 Scott on 07.16.11 at 7:00 pm

So that’s the kind of women that go to Jazzfest?

#2 l3wis on 07.17.11 at 12:09 am

Yeah, it’s funny your girlfriends are here, but you are not. But you would probably be a giant sweat pile like I am at the end.

#3 Scott on 07.17.11 at 9:51 am

Meh, there was nothing there that would make me become a sweat sponge.

#4 hosenpheffer on 07.17.11 at 3:51 pm

LAME. it was wonderful. Yeah it was hot, but it was a great 3 days. whoever cried and sat in their AC missed some great acts, cold beer and tasty food, plus many friendly faces to catch up with.
I feel at least 2 pounds lighter.

#5 Scott on 07.17.11 at 6:27 pm

Great, I’m glad you enjoyed yourself. It’s just not for me.

#6 l3wis on 07.17.11 at 10:24 pm

Thursday and Friday were way too hot. But Saturday was fantastic. I stayed until the end and didn’t roll home until 1 AM. Barb is right. Besides running into old friends and new friends, I always meet fantastic people. And have a few ‘moments’ just ask AG about that . . .

#7 Scott on 07.17.11 at 11:44 pm

Barb’s right, you’re right, and I’m right. Lots of people enjoy it; others aren’t interested. I had other things going on, so I wasn’t sitting home “crying”. It’s all no big deal.

#8 Poly43 on 07.18.11 at 6:25 am

Had a family get together yesterday. One of my kids was telling me about an “event” that took place friday night at the birdcage. Tells me a great time was had by those in attendance and the place was packed. Guesses there were twice as many people there as were at the Storm so-called “professional” football game. 9000 people is a lot when you consider the price of the ticket. And for who? Never heard of any of them. BUT…it was a huge success. The Washington Pavillion or the folks who will be bringing Britney Spears to town in our brandy spanky new EC can only dream of numbers like KRROfest put up.

And I can’t find a single word anywhere about the success this event had. Go figure. What’s up with that Scott Hudson?

#9 l3wis on 07.18.11 at 6:36 am

You nailed it Poly. We never cater to our demographic. KRRO Fest did, and that is why they were able to sell $53 tickets. While I think most of the bands that played are fucking ass rotten, more power to them. When I worked at the PAV I loved seeing contemporary dance (my favorite thing to watch), operas, classical music, etc. but I am not naive, I know most people in this community would rather have a Anne Murray album stuck up their ass then to endure 5 minutes of a musical. But give the people what they want. When the PAV opened, their motto was, “Something for Everyone.” Their motto now is, “It’s my Pavilion.” Which is it? I had to chuckle at Inkfest the other night (The Pavilion’s attempt at being edgy by bringing in Tatt artist demonstrations). 30% of the people roaming around were PAV management, volunteers, supporters or board members. They had to keep an ‘EYE’ on things I guess, those darned tattooed people are bad, bad, bad. Larry Toll introduced himself to me, I said ‘HI’ and walked off. Not sure what he was trying to accomplish. Like I said above, I think I have been pretty clear about what direction we need to go when it comes to entertainment in our community. Smaller venues and shows, and giving the public what they want. Pretty simple if you ask me. But hey, why don’t we blow $150-$200 million and see if that solves our problems . . . BAHAHAHAHAHA!

#10 Poly43 on 07.18.11 at 7:20 am

You hit on the key word Scott. DEMOGRAHICS. The big money promoters in this town got no interest in the demographics of those who attended KRROfest. Why? Money. I asked the kid if him and his friends did anything special before, or after this event. Nah. Just went to the event and then home. And that’s gonna be true of most any demographics anymore. The money just isn’t there to wine, dine, and shop before and after events. These scientific wild ass guesses about the money these events bring to town is being way overestimated. Most events in this town are gonna end up the same way.

Asked also about any parking problems. Says there were none. I will give the Arena area an edge in that department. DT cannot come close to the parking situation at the arena. That many people DT concentrated in an area the size of the birdcage, and at an event that had a set ending time would have left DT paralyzed.

On the other hand, given all the facts, and IF Sioux Falls actually needed a 12,000 seat McArena, which it doesn’t, I guess I would like it DT. More for nostalgic reasons than anything else. But those kids who attended KRROfest? You think they give a rip about that? Nope. Just get em in, and out, and on their way home. No spending all that cash they are flush with on impulse spending.

Another thought on all this money an EC is going to bring to this town. My wife and I usually go out to eat on Monday nites. We won’t be tonite. Why? We had dinner Wednesday nite after Hot Summer Nites at Touch Of Europe. Great Salmon by the way. But that $80 ticket has ramifications. That ramification is eating at home. That’s the part these numbers jugglers just don’t get, or do get, and trying to slip that one by us.