Monday, July 09, 2012

What happened to civility and ?

Every year in mid-July our city throws a big jazz festival that attracts people from all over the world. What makes this festival particularly a fun experience is that many of the musical happenings take place on outdoor stages and are free for the asking. This means that anybody and everybody regardless of their financial or social status can take advantage of the musical events.

Usually, we put aside at least a full day to take in some jazz, blues and other musical offerings during the day and into the evening. Nothing like listening to music under the stars while sipping some liquid, people watching sitting on grass expanses or depending on its availibility, on cement stairs located in the various venues. Therein lies or lay the problem.

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