Pow Wow expected to boost local economy

Pow Wow expected to boost local economy

There are 27 comments on the KOB.com Eyewitness News 4 - New Mexico story from Apr 22, 2009, titled Pow Wow expected to boost local economy. In it, KOB.com Eyewitness News 4 - New Mexico reports that:

Albuquerque hopes this week's "Gathering of Nations" will give a nice boost to the local economy.

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Bad Gas

Albuquerque, NM

#2 Apr 22, 2009
All of the above.. DRUNK M O R O N S.
Sunny Delight

Albuquerque, NM

#3 Apr 22, 2009
I've gone to the Pow Wow twice and it is a great show. The costumes are gorgeous and the dancing is beyond words.
There is security there and if anyone is drunk, I think, they would be asked to leave. I personally, have not seen anyone drunk, but have met and talked to some really nice people.

Go see this event. I think, you will enjoy what you see.
The Word Has Spoken

Florence, AL

#4 Apr 22, 2009
Sunny Delight wrote:
I've gone to the Pow Wow twice and it is a great show. The costumes are gorgeous and the dancing is beyond words.
There is security there and if anyone is drunk, I think, they would be asked to leave. I personally, have not seen anyone drunk, but have met and talked to some really nice people.
Go see this event. I think, you will enjoy what you see.
Just about every indian in attendance will be drunk. Seriously.
ray

Montgomery, AL

#5 Apr 22, 2009
will there be any DWI check points around that area answer no they have a free dwi pass thanks to the apd and marty chavez no check points during that time...
Pino

Florence, AL

#6 Apr 22, 2009
Better get you're booze and rental pickup truck before the pow wow. Both will be hard to find for the next few days. The city and state should make a ton from fire water sales.
The Voice of Reason

Florence, AL

#7 Apr 22, 2009
20 million in to the local economy? Did they pull that number out of there rear end? Get real.
cactus jim

United States

#8 Apr 22, 2009
yes the pow wow should boost the business of bars,liquor stores,bail bondsmen, and towing companies.is it worth it?
Just Tryin to Help

Rio Rancho, NM

#9 Apr 22, 2009
How is this any different from any other large event/celebration/cultural gathering? People party! Take their money and keep them safe.
Yoj

Rio Rancho, NM

#10 Apr 22, 2009
Yes, Indians stay in hotels, eat in restaurants, buy gas, buy groceries, and shop at department stores and malls too. Hopefully, they will do it on the nearby Indian reservations to bring revenue there where it is appreciated and they are welcome.

Of course, they also know most of ABQ appreciates it, too.
The Voice of Reason

Florence, AL

#11 Apr 22, 2009
cactus jim wrote:
yes the pow wow should boost the business of bars,liquor stores,bail bondsmen, and towing companies.is it worth it?
NO!
MONEY

Santa Fe, NM

#12 Apr 22, 2009
....I heard there was going to be a fund raiser booth there for APS - selling COLD cheese sandwiches.
Judd

Los Alamos, NM

#13 Apr 22, 2009
10 millions dollars to be spent on booze alone.
Curious

Page, AZ

#14 Apr 22, 2009
Where do you "igorant" people get the idea that every "native" that attends the pow-wow is "drunk"? I've attended many pow-wow's there in Albuquerque, I rarely witness natives attending the event "drunk" as you people called it! perhaps the "casino's" attract those type of customer's? but not the "gathering"!!!!! a majority of natives that attend, do so to enjoy the festivies and meet up friends & relatives once a year & many travel thousands of miles to attend.....other nationality don't consume "fire-water"? that I have witness!.....by way, I'm a native & don't drink the stuff, nor smoke the stuff or the other smoke & I travel hundreds of miles to attend....."Later"!
One Little Two Little

Albuquerque, NM

#15 Apr 22, 2009
Why don't they have this Pow Wow on their sacred lands? You know, the lands with ugly buildings housing games of luck (not skill), cigarette smoke and alcoholism. VERY sacred...
Tony Soprano

Albuquerque, NM

#16 Apr 23, 2009
cactus jim wrote:
yes the pow wow should boost the business of bars,liquor stores,bail bondsmen, and towing companies.is it worth it?
wow, you make it sound like the republican convention is coming to town!! if that were so, you better hide your women and children!!!
cactus jim

United States

#17 Apr 23, 2009
Tony Soprano wrote:
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wow, you make it sound like the republican convention is coming to town!! if that were so, you better hide your women and children!!!
i would rather hide you out in the desert so you can wander for 40 years.ever think about those caves at the top of the ladron mts.?you might eventually become the resident wise man up there.
disappointed2009

Santa Fe, NM

#18 Apr 23, 2009
the Clarion is horrible. Rum and his staff took this place over a year ago and know nothing about the gathering of nations or the hotel business! Thier main man Frank was a jerk!! horrible service!
disappointed2009

Santa Fe, NM

#19 Apr 23, 2009
forgot! this hotel is never busy anymore!!!!!!!!!
Typical BS

AOL

#20 Apr 23, 2009
The Voice of Reason wrote:
20 million in to the local economy? Did they pull that number out of there rear end? Get real.
It's the typical Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce, Mayor for Life Martin J. Chavez WHOPPER in order to encourage people to attend. This is not meant to be prejudiced, but if you have seen one Pow-Wow, you 've seen them all. I don't understand how peoples as spiritually-centered, as artistically-talented, as rich in mythology and religion, can produce that monotone droning and pounding that passes for music.
last word

Albuquerque, NM

#21 Apr 23, 2009
Take your sorry ill informed butt to any Emergengy room in town and see all the drunks that are brought in. Hospitals and EMS services have to increase their staff during the pow wow drunkathon every year to handel the outrageous number of drunk indians. FACT
Curious wrote:
Where do you "igorant" people get the idea that every "native" that attends the pow-wow is "drunk"? I've attended many pow-wow's there in Albuquerque, I rarely witness natives attending the event "drunk" as you people called it! perhaps the "casino's" attract those type of customer's? but not the "gathering"!!!!! a majority of natives that attend, do so to enjoy the festivies and meet up friends & relatives once a year & many travel thousands of miles to attend.....other nationality don't consume "fire-water"? that I have witness!.....by way, I'm a native & don't drink the stuff, nor smoke the stuff or the other smoke & I travel hundreds of miles to attend....."Later"!

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