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on Jun 14, 2013
We stopped by last year. For such a big road closure, this is a very low key event. No stages. No amps or speakers. The acts were small and hard to see or hear. With that much space, I think they could have vastly improved the event with some better production.
Last year was a wonderful low-key event with eclectic music and enthusiastic artists enjoyed by thousands, and periodic road closures for events such as this are a blessing allowing pedestrians to take back our fair downtown for a few hours. Thanks to Claude's vision and the efforts of all!
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Really - on the same day as Stanford grad AND Father's Day? How stupi, traffic-wise.
Its traditionally on father's day
As is Stanford's commencement. Stanford being around since 1891 trumps world music day. Why not just do the music on Saturday instead?
World Music Day ( the original, not the Palo Alto version) is June 21st. Having it on Fathers Day makes it impossible for us to attend ( its not what my dad or my husband would choose to do on their day). Planning it on the same day as Stanford graduation is just plaim dumb. we would love to atttend if it was a week later ( which would put it closer to the historical date).
[Portion removed by Palo Alto Online] Maybe you should have spent your time on finding a date that didn't conflict with commencement and Father's Day [Portion removed].
I believe no people or animals were harmed, snarled, or even materially delayed in last year's shutdown of one of three parallel arterial streets during the least traveled and most dispersed travel-time day of the week. Does anyone have any evidence, as opposed to theoretical whining, that inconvenience happened? Let's try baby step acceptance of a successful event that might not have fit into some individual's busy calendars.
Everyone who lives close to University Avenue knows it closes from time to time for such events.
Personally, I enjoy University Avenue much more when it's closed to automobiles.
Standford Graduation is over at 2:30. WMD starts at 3:00. The events dont conflict,
It's not that the events conflict, it's the insane traffic - which impacts well beyond Univ Ave & downtown. A lot of visitors to Stanford don't know other streets to drive on besides the major ones. I've heard many complaints about the traffic from these events + Father's Day events and it just makes sense to not just steer clear of that part of PA, but 101 & 280. I remember seeing incredible jams on Middlefield last year. This would be a perfect day to have better public transpo - it's a shame that we don't.
Well then road closure impacts exists any day, so it might as well be today. Just ride your bike there and have fun listening to the music.
Um, to whom are you directing your comments? I'm sure that PLENTY of its attendees will walk or cycle, while the rest of the folks going to other local events will be stuck in terrible traffic, given the lack of good public transpo options.
I'd be all for closing University Ave to cars permanently.
It is interesting to see the number of posters who have been able to conjure various critiques for an a very nice event that almost all attendees seem to really enjoy. Perhaps the comments are more of a reflection of the posters than the event. Maybe it would be simpler for them to just stay home and yell at kids to stay off of their lawns. That would reduce the traffic problems too.
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Harumph! I'm inconvenienced! This is an outrage..I am personally inconvenienced! HARUMPH!
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