Music Under the Stars: Alcohol ban ha...

Music Under the Stars: Alcohol ban has effect on crowd

There are 130 comments on the El Paso Times story from Jun 12, 2011, titled Music Under the Stars: Alcohol ban has effect on crowd. In it, El Paso Times reports that:

People danceto the sounds of Frontera Bugalu during the opening night of Music Under the Stars on Sunday at the Chamizal National Memorial.

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FedUp

El Paso, TX

#1 Jun 13, 2011
The focus on the alleged negative effects of the alcohol ban says a lot about this community. No wonder El Paso has so many traffic accidents and deaths related to DUI.
Rita

El Paso, TX

#3 Jun 13, 2011
I applaud the decision not to allow alcohol in the park at the usic under the stars! Apparently folks do not understand that the drop in sales is unimportant when compared to the safety and well being for family events! While I empathize with the decline in income, it's wonderful that the majority of attendees can do so, without the unpleasantness that comes with inibriated individuals whose behavior spoils the enjoyment for all others. Let those who wish to indulge do so in the proper atmosphere, away from families and those who come for peaceful enjoyment. We own a lifetime membership to the national parks and support the decision made for the benefit of the majority!
really

Austin, TX

#4 Jun 13, 2011
goes to show that El Paso are drunks...you need alcohol to have fun its a family event and we dont need to a bunch of drunks...I had a blast
People

United States

#5 Jun 13, 2011
So I guess everyone had a good time without the drunks? Good!

Goes to prove how many alcoholics El Paso really has. How sad!
really

Austin, TX

#6 Jun 13, 2011
Rita wrote:
I applaud the decision not to allow alcohol in the park at the usic under the stars! Apparently folks do not understand that the drop in sales is unimportant when compared to the safety and well being for family events! While I empathize with the decline in income, it's wonderful that the majority of attendees can do so, without the unpleasantness that comes with inibriated individuals whose behavior spoils the enjoyment for all others. Let those who wish to indulge do so in the proper atmosphere, away from families and those who come for peaceful enjoyment. We own a lifetime membership to the national parks and support the decision made for the benefit of the majority!
I totally agree...I had a lot fun
wow

United States

#8 Jun 13, 2011
Rita wrote:
I applaud the decision not to allow alcohol in the park at the usic under the stars! Apparently folks do not understand that the drop in sales is unimportant when compared to the safety and well being for family events! While I empathize with the decline in income, it's wonderful that the majority of attendees can do so, without the unpleasantness that comes with inibriated individuals whose behavior spoils the enjoyment for all others. Let those who wish to indulge do so in the proper atmosphere, away from families and those who come for peaceful enjoyment. We own a lifetime membership to the national parks and support the decision made for the benefit of the majority!
Well said!
HMMMM

El Paso, TX

#9 Jun 13, 2011
Rita wrote:
I applaud the decision not to allow alcohol in the park at the usic under the stars! Apparently folks do not understand that the drop in sales is unimportant when compared to the safety and well being for family events! While I empathize with the decline in income, it's wonderful that the majority of attendees can do so, without the unpleasantness that comes with inibriated individuals whose behavior spoils the enjoyment for all others. Let those who wish to indulge do so in the proper atmosphere, away from families and those who come for peaceful enjoyment. We own a lifetime membership to the national parks and support the decision made for the benefit of the majority!
Well said, leave the drunks at home.
WXYZ

El Paso, TX

#10 Jun 13, 2011
The food vendors should go elsewhere. For example, they will surely have lots of sales if they park their roch coaches outside one of the seemingly enumerable strip clubs in this city.
Why do they have food vendors at a music event anyway? Why do Mexicans have to eat everytime they go outside to do something??? No one wants to see tia Concha with a turkey leg hanging out of her mouth while she's dancing to Cumbia music. EAT AT HOME.
Joe

El Paso, TX

#11 Jun 13, 2011
HMMMM wrote:
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Well said, leave the drunks at home.
yeah what she said
Robnelp

United States

#12 Jun 13, 2011
It's not like we didn't tell them this was going to happen.
A 30% loss in attendance is a huge hit to the event and I expect it to go down even more as those that were not aware of the ban and went anyway will decide to skip future events now that they know no alcohol is allowed.
I also anticipate promoters and vendors will now decide to locate their events away from the Chamizal because of the restriction.

Watch it happen...
Juan

United States

#13 Jun 13, 2011
The Times up to its old tricks to prove its point like, taking the worst pictures and editing the interviews. Like interviewing a few businesses as if they where more important than the music,families ,and good time had by a large number of people. Was it not enough that the Viva Chevy women shouted her bad humour in our ears. you forgot to mention the traic drop in Beer Sales. The Times went home early without the true picture as usual.
Maria

El Paso, TX

#14 Jun 13, 2011
WXYZ wrote:
The food vendors should go elsewhere. For example, they will surely have lots of sales if they park their roch coaches outside one of the seemingly enumerable strip clubs in this city.
Why do they have food vendors at a music event anyway? Why do Mexicans have to eat everytime they go outside to do something??? No one wants to see tia Concha with a turkey leg hanging out of her mouth while she's dancing to Cumbia music. EAT AT HOME.
I totally agree. People should pack their own snacks to enjoy if they want to eat.
Greg

El Paso, TX

#15 Jun 13, 2011
Really El Paso?? You need booze to have a good time?? This is an event where you enjoy the music, the summer nights, and family time. You don't need to drink to enjoy all that.
tomas

El Paso, TX

#16 Jun 13, 2011
WXYZ wrote:
The food vendors should go elsewhere. For example, they will surely have lots of sales if they park their roch coaches outside one of the seemingly enumerable strip clubs in this city.
Why do they have food vendors at a music event anyway? Why do Mexicans have to eat everytime they go outside to do something??? No one wants to see tia Concha with a turkey leg hanging out of her mouth while she's dancing to Cumbia music. EAT AT HOME.
Best statement I've read all day.
Orale Chamizal

Laguna Hills, CA

#17 Jun 13, 2011
wow, did we have a wonderfull evening at the Chamizal without having to worry about all the boozers, drunks and rowdy people that can't seem to be able to be without their beer, wine or other booze. THANK YOU Chamizal for banning booze during these concerts.
David

El Paso, TX

#18 Jun 13, 2011
Aaaaaaaaaaaaah pobrasitos! No cerveza o tequila. How many fights were there last night. How many DWI's? Too bad people are unable to drink responsibly or this would not have been an issue.
Chale Nope No Way Jose

Laguna Hills, CA

#19 Jun 13, 2011
Maria wrote:
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I totally agree. People should pack their own snacks to enjoy if they want to eat.
hey if you don't want to buy from the food vendors then DON'T, what is so hard about that you moron. Why do you have to want to inflict your decision on the rest of us that don't mind when you take your crappy sack lunch. I for one prefer the roasted turkey leg and big cup of limonade from a clean and well respected food vendor.
manny t

Milford, MA

#20 Jun 13, 2011
Hell people u all sound if drinking a beer is illegal. BREAKING NEWS its not. Lets not be dumb and generalize that everybody who drinks is a drunk. I for going to this event for a decade never saw an incident of fights, shootings, etc. Typical El Paso always scared and trigger happy. For those who get on this Blog to hate get a pair and dont hide behind a computer. WUSSIES
Jubilee

United States

#21 Jun 13, 2011
Rita wrote:
I applaud the decision not to allow alcohol in the park at the usic under the stars! Apparently folks do not understand that the drop in sales is unimportant when compared to the safety and well being for family events! While I empathize with the decline in income, it's wonderful that the majority of attendees can do so, without the unpleasantness that comes with inibriated individuals whose behavior spoils the enjoyment for all others. Let those who wish to indulge do so in the proper atmosphere, away from families and those who come for peaceful enjoyment. We own a lifetime membership to the national parks and support the decision made for the benefit of the majority!
People need to be reminded that the major reason for the ban at the Chamizal was due to concerns of underage alcohol consumption, not because it's at a national park and not because of inebriated adults. No, the decision to ban was due to underage drinking. Fortunately, we live in America, and we have many freedoms. To argue what a proper atmosphere is to have a drink is downright condescending. What's terribly wrong with having a drink while listening to some outdoor music with family members?? People just want to make drinking to be evil, period. Also, it can also be argued that families and those who want peaceful enjoyment have NUMEROUS options, not just attending the Chamizal on Sundays. As such, families ALSO have a choice on where to go for fun. Both parties should be allowed at these events, families and those who also wish to PAY for alcohol sold on the premises.
Juan is Loco

Laguna Hills, CA

#22 Jun 13, 2011
Juan wrote:
The Times up to its old tricks to prove its point like, taking the worst pictures and editing the interviews. Like interviewing a few businesses as if they where more important than the music,families ,and good time had by a large number of people. Was it not enough that the Viva Chevy women shouted her bad humour in our ears. you forgot to mention the traic drop in Beer Sales. The Times went home early without the true picture as usual.
there is alway someone who can't seem to find anything good in anything no matter what so for next time please do yourself a favor and stay home with you negative attitude.

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