Shit Talk Letter to the Editor
posted by July 28 at 9:30 AMon
I hate to say it, but I think I’ve attended my last Cap Hill Block Party. What was once a celebration of local music with the occasional touring headliner thrown in has become Bumbershoot light. This year there were so many people in such a confined space that I was tempted to call the fire department half way through Friday. If there had been any kind of panic around the main stage, a lot of kids would have died. There was no way out, no way to get around, completely atrocious planning.
And… the sound sucked. Really, really bad.
I’ve have a lot of great memories from the Block Party over the years, and though its lost me as an attendee I implore the powers that be to fix the following three things for the kids who will keep going no matter what you do:
1. Downsize draw power — Les Savy Fav and The Hold Steady are plenty big to fill this place (Hold Steady verges on too big.)
2. Fix the sound. It was unbelievably bad around the main stage.
3. Crowd flow. Before something terrible happens. Please.
Hope ya’ll get it together.