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Mountain View police expect heavy traffic today

Sold-out concert at Shoreline likely to cause traffic back-ups on 101, 85

Mountain View commuters should expect a major traffic jam Wednesday afternoon and evening, July 27, due to a sold-out concert at Shoreline Amphitheatre, according to police.

The Mountain View Police Department predicts traffic delays on highways 101, 85 and 237 as well as surface streets in the amphitheater area before and after the concert. The Jason Aldean concert starts at 7:30 p.m., however, parking lots will open at 4:30 p.m. Police expect 22,000 attendees to start arriving around 4 p.m. and the worst of the traffic to begin around 6 p.m., according to a press release

Officers will be controlling traffic in the area to help employees leaving businesses located near the venue and to direct cars around the expected increase in pedestrians and bicyclists.

— Hannah Kim

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Posted by stretch
a resident of another community
on Jul 27, 2011 at 10:22 am

I'm sorry, but can anyone tell me who Jason Aldean is?


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Posted by Gethin
a resident of Midtown
on Jul 27, 2011 at 10:42 am

A country music star
Web Link



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Posted by Elizabeth
a resident of Midtown
on Jul 27, 2011 at 11:09 am

Hard to imagine a country star selling out in the Bay Area. Especially one who's name is not familiar beyond the country sector. I've heard of lots of country stars and this one must be a dark horse in the rodeo.

Maybe the fans are imported from beyond our borders.


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Posted by James
a resident of Mountain View
on Jul 27, 2011 at 11:24 am

Oh, good, finally the police will have something constructive to do


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Posted by Dave
a resident of St. Claire Gardens
on Jul 27, 2011 at 11:33 am

Get outta your bubble...most country concerts sell out at shoreline..."dark horse" and all.


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Posted by Barbara
a resident of Downtown North
on Jul 27, 2011 at 11:46 am

Thought I was the only one who'd never heard of Jason Aldean! Who!!


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Posted by didn't know
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Jul 27, 2011 at 11:47 am

I didn't know that people still listened to country music. Are the concert goers locals? Or do they drive in from the central valley? That could be the cause of the massive traffic jams.


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Posted by Oh My
a resident of Crescent Park
on Jul 27, 2011 at 2:03 pm

Well, I know a number of neighbors going to hear Jason Aldean tonight--I think there are plenty of country western fans in Palo Alto, including me!


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Posted by anonymous
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Jul 27, 2011 at 2:06 pm

the name rings a bell -- if this is the "big green tractor" song guy, that is hilarious! I would not think this would be a locally popular act.


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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jul 27, 2011 at 2:23 pm

Never heard of him, so looked him up. Here is his wiki bio and yes, Big Green Tractor is mentioned Web Link


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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jul 27, 2011 at 2:27 pm

And here's the song on YouTube Web Link

Not the sort of music I would pay to see, but it seems he has a following.


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Posted by PaloVerde parent
a resident of Palo Verde
on Jul 27, 2011 at 2:27 pm

No, you're not the only one who's never heard of him.


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