First Night Of Musikfest - Regional News - Lehigh Valley Story - WF...

There are 30 comments on the WFMZ story from Aug 6, 2010, titled First Night Of Musikfest - Regional News - Lehigh Valley Story - WF.... In it, WFMZ reports that:

It's official, Musikfest 2010 is underway. All those great smells and great sounds are now filling the air as we speak out in Bethlehem.

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Observer

Nazareth, PA

#1 Aug 6, 2010
Actually, the drum corps event in Allentown is a much bigger deal in terms of tourism dollars.
lazyboy123

Northampton, PA

#2 Aug 6, 2010
who cares your in Allentown. Don't ruin the fun that Bethlehem has over you
Bethlehem

Allentown, PA

#3 Aug 6, 2010
I am going to say, Observer, that I find that hard to believe. Musikfest is 10 days long, how long is the Drum Corp?
Bethlehem 1

United States

#4 Aug 6, 2010
Dont bother with those Allentown people, they just dont get it "its a Bethlehem thing" :-) we love it!!
ws w

New York, NY

#5 Aug 6, 2010
Observer wrote:
Actually, the drum corps event in Allentown is a much bigger deal in terms of tourism dollars.
I doubt that
although I've never been there
too dangerous in your wild west town for me
nothing but creeps everytime I've driven through
The attendance is close to and sometimes exceeds 1 million for M-fest
you mean to say a couple of Ringo wannabes spend that much money
answer this for me
Is it true that the drum corp violin players
actually have machine guns in the violin cases
in case someone gets jiggy wit it

“Buddies”

Since: Dec 09

Location hidden

#6 Aug 6, 2010
I like the fireworks.
Todd

Bethlehem, PA

#7 Aug 7, 2010
Could you post a link to list the bands that will be appearing.
OG bethlehem

Bethlehem, PA

#8 Aug 7, 2010
ws w wrote:
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I doubt that
although I've never been there
too dangerous in your wild west town for me
nothing but creeps everytime I've driven through
The attendance is close to and sometimes exceeds 1 million for M-fest
you mean to say a couple of Ringo wannabes spend that much money
answer this for me
Is it true that the drum corp violin players
actually have machine guns in the violin cases
in case someone gets jiggy wit it
That is the coffee calling the kettle black. The entire state of MD is a trash hole. Please, by all means, stay there.
Liz

North Wales, PA

#9 Aug 7, 2010
Ok I love Musikfest I lived in Bethlehem for 31 years and it is awesome but now I live in allentown. There are alot of areas that are bad but I can't complain about my neighbors of 3 years. I don't think the purpose of the ability to comment is to come up with some petty arguements about which event makes more money. If we enjoy them all then that is all that matters. Wow...people look for any reason to pick a fight. Obvserver next time be wise. Why start this? The purpose of all these events are clearly defined and yes they bring in money. If we look at Musikfest, it is 10 days long but the true purpose is MUSIC! I have been going since I was a child and love the music, chicken dance, food, and culture of Bethlehem:) As to the other event....NEVER heard of it! I am glad there are events we can go to...I guess I will have to check the Drum corps event also. Lehigh Valley is a great place to be if we would stop fighting for stupid things.
Sally

Allentown, PA

#10 Aug 7, 2010
Musikfest s u c k s, I am not paying 8.00 for a beer.
Jim Bethlehem

Allentown, PA

#11 Aug 7, 2010
Sally wrote:
Musikfest s u c k s, I am not paying 8.00 for a beer.
Good
for you Sally. Musikfest has turnedminto a million$ fiasco. The riffraft is out of hand. Forget driving and parking. The city claims they barely make a profit. They pay
the administrator of musicfest an atrocious salary while senior citizens work the stands
without pay and get free food. Ive never been there and have no intention to. Who is this W C S character. I see him all over these stories never making sense. You will have this. They are to be ignored for their irrelevancy
Wallace Allentown

Allentown, PA

#12 Aug 7, 2010
Too big out of hand and costly.$8 beer ridiculous. The high cost of the food and beer is needed to pay the extreme administrative costs
along with police and fire protection. Half the talent is mediocre.
John

Whitehall, PA

#13 Aug 7, 2010
Wallace Allentown wrote:
Too big out of hand and costly.$8 beer ridiculous. The high cost of the food and beer is needed to pay the extreme administrative costs
along with police and fire protection. Half the talent is mediocre.
You should know since you played in a band. How do you know beer is 8.00 and the talent is mediocre. Where you there? Those darn police and firemen make too much money- it must be the union. Same old story same old points.
lynnie

Wayne, NJ

#14 Aug 7, 2010
it is too overpriced and the food isnt good. Although most of the music is good

“Buddies”

Since: Dec 09

Location hidden

#15 Aug 7, 2010
One of the thing's I don't like about Music Fest is why the tickets ? why not just accept cash for food and drinks ? All other fairs and carnivals accept cash, accept for rides. So you have to stand in line for these tickets, then stand in line again for your food. I always have a few tickets left I don't use, that end up in the garbage.

I used to like Music Fest years ago and go 3-4 times, now I MAY go the last night for the fireworks.

Since: Feb 09

Location hidden

#16 Aug 8, 2010
Suezanne wrote:
I always have a few tickets left I don't use, that end up in the garbage.

You answered some of your question yourself. They make more money selling the tickets, in a round about way. Most people will have tickets left over and will usually throw them away.

Also the tickets are a way of eliminating currency to an otherwise easily accessible spot for a thief. Lots of people walking around those open areas.
kutztown

Fleetwood, PA

#17 Aug 8, 2010
25 years ago i learned how to get extremely drunk at musikfest! ah youth....

“Buddies”

Since: Dec 09

Location hidden

#18 Aug 8, 2010
Carbide wrote:
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Also the tickets are a way of eliminating currency to an otherwise easily accessible spot for a thief. Lots of people walking around those open areas.
I agree with your comment. I was also thinking maybe this is an easier way to keep track of their money coming in.
tif

Easton, PA

#19 Aug 8, 2010
Musikfest is just a huge circus just like the Sands casino. Oh! well, for Bethlehem!It once was a nice town!
b4its2late

Spring Mount, PA

#20 Aug 8, 2010
Observer wrote:
Actually, the drum corps event in Allentown is a much bigger deal in terms of tourism dollars.
Is that the thingy where they drive their funny looking cars around downtown with those foreign flags hanging on their mirrors, speaking some foreign language?

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