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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Erica

Chicago, IL

#127 Jun 14, 2011
As an El Paso transplant to Chicago, instituting alcohol bans does not draw attendance from the target demographic, drinking age people without children. Families spend more for entrance but usually don't splurge at the vendors. Learn from the larger cities, they can hold these weekly events at historic places like the Chamizal without having issues with underage drinking. Look into a liquor vendor that will sell a few beer and wine options. Most people aren't looking to get drunk but are looking to have one to two drinks in the outdoors. After working a long work week, its something to look forward to. Think about it.
wrong

Van Nuys, CA

#128 Jun 14, 2011
Funny wrote:
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What you said made sense, but life can be fun if you don't drink right? If you can't do that makes you a alcoholic. There is no such thing as a "social drinker." If you drink your a alcoholic, part time or full time.
That's not true in the least bit. It's like saying you enjoy eating so you must be obese. I loved going to MUTS and enjoying a beer or two with my parents and siblings but you're right in a way that I can still go and have a good time without alcohol. The problem is that the majority of the crowd is just like me as well. They shouldn't have been punished for the few that got rowdy. How about all the kids running around, being loud and running into people? God knows I had my fair share of kids almost running over me with their bikes or chasing after each other. While my family and myself may have a beer in our hands, we're NOWHERE NEAR as disruptive of those screaming kids. Shall we ban kids too because those few can't behave themselves? There will always be problems when it comes to events that gather large crowds. The solution to this will be how they hire staff to take care of these problems. More staff=more security kicking those drunks out=more peace.
Supporter of Arizona

Hammond, IN

#129 Jun 14, 2011
Idea wrote:
Just another Mexican trying to Make El Paso feel more like Juarez, go back to your own rat infested city and destroy it, Here in the United States, we have a word in our vocabulary called "Respect", maybe you Mexicans should have it put in your stupid language?
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Right on!
COME ON

Albuquerque, NM

#130 Jun 14, 2011
wrong wrote:
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That's not true in the least bit. It's like saying you enjoy eating so you must be obese. I loved going to MUTS and enjoying a beer or two with my parents and siblings but you're right in a way that I can still go and have a good time without alcohol. The problem is that the majority of the crowd is just like me as well. They shouldn't have been punished for the few that got rowdy. How about all the kids running around, being loud and running into people? God knows I had my fair share of kids almost running over me with their bikes or chasing after each other. While my family and myself may have a beer in our hands, we're NOWHERE NEAR as disruptive of those screaming kids. Shall we ban kids too because those few can't behave themselves? There will always be problems when it comes to events that gather large crowds. The solution to this will be how they hire staff to take care of these problems. More staff=more security kicking those drunks out=more peace.
well said, those kids are annoying, lets ban them

the vendors should complain and get bbq grills and outside food banned

i dont like the color blue, so lets ban that as while

since everyone is so sensitive now-a-days, ban anything because we as a people dont know how to handle situations

i dont want to get plaster, and many other of the alcohol drinkers are saying the same thing, we dont want our right to have a drink taken away when its been a tradition for so long

i wonder how these family event alcohol free people would feel if there a high door charge and bbq grill ban put into place, how supportive would you be then?? how would like them banning something you looked forward to
Mr-D ElPaso

United States

#131 Jun 14, 2011
Mr D not really Mr D wrote:
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Hey, whoever you are, the real Mr. D does not appreciate you using his name and if you know who I am talking about then you also know that he has a nickname that tells you that you should not play around with. That nickname has some real power behind it and if you keep on with this nonsence especially when you try to make a joke when you really are not that funny, well then you will only force the real Mr. D's hand and he will have to unleash his power on you and boy will you not like it, so cut it out and be smart safe.
This is the real genuine 100% dyed in the wool Mr-D El Paso have been for years. Working in Arizona at the present time will be back to ElPaso soon. You do know what workin means don't ya? Keep in touch
On Patrol

Washington, DC

#132 Jun 14, 2011
Erica wrote:
As an El Paso transplant to Chicago, instituting alcohol bans does not draw attendance from the target demographic, drinking age people without children. Families spend more for entrance but usually don't splurge at the vendors. Learn from the larger cities, they can hold these weekly events at historic places like the Chamizal without having issues with underage drinking. Look into a liquor vendor that will sell a few beer and wine options. Most people aren't looking to get drunk but are looking to have one to two drinks in the outdoors. After working a long work week, its something to look forward to. Think about it.
What makes you think the National Park Service has a "target demographic"? What's more why do you believe it would be the demographic you defined?
WXYZ

United States

#133 Jun 14, 2011
Erica wrote:
As an El Paso transplant to Chicago, instituting alcohol bans does not draw attendance from the target demographic, drinking age people without children. Families spend more for entrance but usually don't splurge at the vendors. Learn from the larger cities, they can hold these weekly events at historic places like the Chamizal without having issues with underage drinking. Look into a liquor vendor that will sell a few beer and wine options. Most people aren't looking to get drunk but are looking to have one to two drinks in the outdoors. After working a long work week, its something to look forward to. Think about it.
Have to respectfully disagree with your assertion that most people aren't looking to get drunk. Before this God send of an alcohol ban, you had most people walking into the event with 18 packs of Bud Light and Coors light.
Vote for Pedro

El Paso, TX

#134 Jun 17, 2011
Honestly I never had any problems with drunk people before..I think that they are just to cheap to hire private security company for extra security
Invest

El Paso, TX

#135 Jun 20, 2011
RU Sure wrote:
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You are the (less than fully informed) "uniformed" person, obviously with an opinion. The media mislead you if you still believe underage was "the issue." Read my last post, I went to a public meeting and heard the whole story from the people who imposed the ban, not the media people with an agenda. Intoxicated people fighting, DWIs, passed out drunk, contempt for regulations, disorderly conduct, profanity, heavy garbage load and tons of glass containers left behind on the grounds, indecent exposure, urinating in the bushes,.......underage drinking, and more were all were issues which contributed to the ban.
I am sure you all the stuff you pointed out was a part of the problem. But that is not what was stated in the story.
ross clot

El Paso, TX

#136 Jun 21, 2011
music sucks there anyways. Lets go to the hoppy monk ..i.,

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