Did you have a chance to go downtown on Father's Day Sunday afternoon?
World Music was out in force this weekend, not only in Palo Alto, but worldwide. This was the first year that Palo Alto was part of this event.
Personally, I had a good time. And the feedback from others I spoke with was along the same lines.
There are some weaknesses. I value the local community groups that were part of the event, and some were better than others.
The biggest problem was that University Avenue remained open to traffic. That made it difficult to get around a crowd that was enjoying a performance, and the ambient noise from the cars driving along took away from this participant some enjoyment of the music.
I invite others who attended the event to provide some perspective about what they experienced. I am not trying to be a cheerleader for it, I had no involvement in the project. But, for a first time effort, it appears to be something that Palo Alto should plan to do for years to come.
What do you think?