Partnership covering its rear
Posted in the Greeneville Forum
#1 Apr 1, 2013
I saw on WGRV's website that the Greene County Partnership, who promoted the Band Perry concert, estimated the crowd at 25,000 people. According to experienced crowd estimators, a football field will hold about 8,000 to 9,000 people standing almost shoulder to shoulder, or 4,500 standing at arm's length apart.
Does anyone who was there think that there were 3 complete football fields(sideline to sideline-goal post to goal post) of people standing shoulder to shoulder, or 6 complete football fields, of people standing at arm's length from each other? It would make the Partnership and Greeneville look bad to report a crowd of 5,000. For you farmers, were there 3 to 6 complete acres full of people?
The Partnership put out that they were expecting 35,000 to 60,000 people. I think that they are intentionally over estimating the crowd to cover their ass, and keep from looking foolish.
#2 Apr 1, 2013
I think the local bands should line up every time they have an album release and look to the town to fund it. It's pretty awful for the taxpayers to pay for a bands cd release party at the tax payers expense. I think the citizens should be demanding to know how much was spent and where it went!
#3 Apr 1, 2013
25,000??? Fuzzy math!
#4 Apr 1, 2013
I would like to see an accounting of how many tens of thousands of dollars that the concert cost the taxpayers. Use and wear and tear on school buses, gasoline for buses, bus drivers, rental of the fairgrounds, use of Hal Henard Elementary for parking, National Guard deployment, all law enforcement overtime , hiring of additional out of town police for security, any advertising, snipers on top of buildings, transporting law enforcement in and out, overtime for Greeneville Public Works employees for preparation and cleanup, lost revenue for local businesses who don't rent rooms or sell gas or food, etc.
#5 Apr 1, 2013
They waste a lot more money than this. At least this was something for the people and not for them like it usually is. And no there was not 25,000 people there.
#6 Apr 1, 2013
Never seen so many ppl crying over a free fcking concert. If they did pay the band, security, set up ppl or whatever, atleast we saw where the money actually went. Better than seeing your tax paying money going to sh!t that you can't even see. Sure ain't the roads and sh!t that needs to be fixed. Fck off you bunch cry baby b!tches.
#7 Apr 1, 2013
I don't think anyone will have any of their taxes raised over this free concert. So I really wouldn't sweat it.
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