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Night of drinking gave birth to Neon Desert Festival idea

There are 57 comments on the El Paso Times story from Apr 29, 2011, titled Night of drinking gave birth to Neon Desert Festival idea. In it, El Paso Times reports that:

Joe Madrid of El Paso Tents and Events sets up the roof of one of the 17 tents erected for the Neon Desert Music Festival.

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El Paso, TX

#1 Apr 29, 2011
go support these drunkies if you like, I won't!

El Paso, TX

#2 Apr 29, 2011
A great idea hatched during a drunkard spree, what an inspirational message.

This is precisely what our city needs and our city leaders espouse, downtown revialization.

It will be interesting how many DWI arrests will take place on this evening. MADD must be elated with this event.

Viva La Sober Raza!

El Paso, TX

#3 Apr 29, 2011
All of El Paso will be there for Rush in June. Alex, Geddy, and Neil.

United States

#4 Apr 30, 2011
QQ haters. QQ

El Paso, TX

#5 Apr 30, 2011
no one is talking about the KLAQ.

El Paso, TX

#6 Apr 30, 2011
See ya ALL there.
So What

United States

#7 Apr 30, 2011
Lots of long nights of drinking gave "birth" to a lot of cool ideas of my own but you don't see me bragging about it in the EPT, do you?

El Paso, TX

#8 Apr 30, 2011
Stupid headline...

United States

#9 Apr 30, 2011
More proof that in El Paso you can do anything if you know the right people. If only Jim Paul was my uncle and I knew Woody Hunt, I could get city council to give me $20K next time I get drunk and come up with a good idea!

El Paso, TX

#10 Apr 30, 2011
night under the influence gave these drunkies an idea... WoW! what a great way to promote this event, this will definitely not help them but hurt them instead. nice el paso times, way to ruin it like always!

United States

#11 Apr 30, 2011
Is this what downtown development all about. Not a good image for our youth that our City council is putting up tax money too promote getting drunk downtown. It goes along with some of the city council promoting smoking mariguana. Is the Times going to publish the hidden costs involved, such as trash pick-up, police overtime, use of public space, emergency units. Is this what the city calls economic development? Maybe they should consult someone besides the Hunt Corp. and Friends.
hugo stiglitz

Lenoir City, TN

#12 Apr 30, 2011
Rush wrote:
All of El Paso will be there for Rush in June. Alex, Geddy, and Neil.
Whose the eff is rush? If the person who posted this is over 35 yrs of age, dont bother commenting back cuz your old opinion means nothing to me.

Seminole, FL

#13 Apr 30, 2011
Truth is a lot of great ideas are born while in the presence of alcohol. I think its great and honest. This show is for an entirely different demographic than what El Paso usually caters for.

This isn't for you 40+ yr old El Paso losers who never made much of yourselves and still listen to the same crappy bands from the 80's. Music never evolved for your group for whatever reason.

This is for another group that wont be on their couch today drinking a tall boy talking about how awesome los lonely boys or Rush are.

United States

#14 Apr 30, 2011
Wow. Typical el paso. Get ready for a bunch of drunk, fat, bald mexicans stinking up an already trashy downtown. This is what passes as quality family entertainment? People, these are some of your tax dollars at work. How pathetic. The best thing to do is not to patronize the sponsors of this cheesy event. Send a message that you want quality events that promote drunkedness. One thing I will say, if a family member gets injured by a drunk due to this event, guess who I am coming after? See you sponsors in court.

United States

#15 Apr 30, 2011
Btw, I wonder if mayor crook and his miniions will take their kids there. After all, Dj Sex Party and Bull.... will be ppart of the line up. Very classy.
What did you expect

El Paso, TX

#16 Apr 30, 2011
Bean dips come up with their best ideas when they are drunk. Kill one another in automobile accidents while drunk. Beat their wife's faces in while drunk. Steal beer while drunk to get even more drunk to do even more awesome things than previously listed. What could go wrong with 10k drunk bean dips and G.I.'s? I'm going just to watch Sancho whoop some cracker butt. Do not dissapoint me Juan.

United States

#17 Apr 30, 2011
Wow!!!! I was right, there will be neon jello shots. And hey ESE you need to stop your mental racial distortion of who is going to trash downtown today. this was put together by the children of some of el paso's elite families. Fat,bald mexicans don't have 35 buck to get in and even if they did they would not be able to pay 8 dollars for a beer and 5 dollars for a turkey leg. And let me remind all you under 35 year olds that if it was'nt for us over 40 people you all would even be walking the earth. Oh by the way, donating a portion of the proceeds to a non-profit organizations is a typical way for promoters to get special circumstance in the way they account for the money made on the event. Memo to Mayor cook: We want our 20,000.00 back.
Just sayin

Las Cruces, NM

#18 Apr 30, 2011
And some of the proceeds go to "Amor por Juarez". They're stoopid if they think I'm gonna support that krap.

United States

#19 Apr 30, 2011
Great thing about this festival is it being the last. El Paso is known for supporting crappy events and this one is no different. Unfortunately, not enough people care for crap like this.

El Paso, TX

#20 Apr 30, 2011
Wow, so much hate.

W.T.F. is wrong with you people?

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