Music Under the Stars: Concerts retur...

Music Under the Stars: Concerts return to Chamizal (note: This year, don't take beer)

There are 53 comments on the El Paso Times story from Jun 9, 2011, titled Music Under the Stars: Concerts return to Chamizal (note: This year, don't take beer). In it, El Paso Times reports that:

More music will flow at this year's Music Under the Stars festival, but alcohol won't. Not legally, anyway.

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so true

Austin, TX

#1 Jun 10, 2011
its about time, you don't need alcohol to have fun..this is a family event and people dont need to be drinking and then driving,,,good call
Mr-D ElPaso

United States

#2 Jun 10, 2011
I have a medical marijuna card if I go down there and light up a hooter they going to treat me like they did Willie. I don't drink beer thats OK.
ep sux

United States

#3 Jun 10, 2011
lets see 100 degree heat trubute bands no alcohol? hmmmm.....
Lizard

United States

#4 Jun 10, 2011
It is unfortunate that because of some careless, irresponsible fools, everyone will suffer the consequences, even the park itself. My family and I will not be attending, cannot have carnitas without a beer :). So good luck with that, I hope that all of those who voted not to have alcohol actually attend; I highly doubt they will.
gone

Hillsborough, NJ

#5 Jun 10, 2011
im starting my own tradition at home, thats spending time with my kids on sundays, carnitas at home, music, and family.

Music under the stars is going to blow this year.
Leroy

United States

#6 Jun 10, 2011
I had a secret pocket sewn into my vest which allows me to put a flask inside it. I can fit almost an entire fifth of gin into it so I'm set. I can't go this week but I'll be there next week and if ladies want a swig, just look for me. I'll be the one with the "Hooter Inspector" hat on.

“Anti-social Socialist..”

Since: Apr 08

Pie Town, New Mexico

#7 Jun 10, 2011
so true wrote:
its about time, you don't need alcohol to have fun..this is a family event and people dont need to be drinking and then driving,,,good call
I totally agree. Alcohol should never have been allowed the at the Chamizal nor at any other national park location. The local drunks will have to find another place to get their fill of cheap beer. Music Under the Stars will have a higher class of people attending.
unfortunate

Denver, CO

#8 Jun 10, 2011
Our generation won't be attending. Although I'm not much of a drinker, I've noticed that the age group of 21-29 won't attend something if there is no alcohol allowed. I hear Maverick's has karaoke on Sundays.
DaBoyz11

El Paso, TX

#9 Jun 10, 2011
I'll stay home with the family...grill, listen to oldies and have a nice cold beer!! Have fun whoever attends!!
thetruthaboutyou

Casa Grande, AZ

#10 Jun 10, 2011
boring...
Epgirl

El Paso, TX

#11 Jun 10, 2011
Actually quite a few of us 20 year olds will be attending. Alcohol is highly overrated and i'd prefer to remember nights out with my friends than wake up with a headache not sure of what I really did the night before. Sober is the way to be. Alcohol has nothing positive associated with it. Check the numbers on alcohol and crime, alcohol and sexual assault. Hmm easy choice IMO.
thetruthaboutyou

Casa Grande, AZ

#12 Jun 10, 2011
so true wrote:
its about time, you don't need alcohol to have fun..this is a family event and people dont need to be drinking and then driving,,,good call
A family event, what do you mean by that? It seems that everybody justifies imposing their values on others as a "family event" excuse. C'mon get real not all families drink but then again not all families are irresponsible drunks whe they do. This is another way for the city to hand out a contract and start selling beer to us from vendors. If this is a National Park then don't all the rules apply nationwide? Let's stop attacking each other like citizens and unite to stop the abuse of authority from our city leaders who are looking are practicing the "thirst consumer" theory: A consumer with out a particular service and product in a natural monopoly will eventually be denied service or product creating a high sense of value for that given product or service, thus opening the market to a prefabricated pseudo form of price gouging. In other words, we will be so desperate for beer that we will want them to bring it back in any form that we will be willing to buy it at any price from anybody (contracted vendors).
Leroy

United States

#13 Jun 10, 2011
Epgirl wrote:
Actually quite a few of us 20 year olds will be attending. Alcohol is highly overrated and i'd prefer to remember nights out with my friends than wake up with a headache not sure of what I really did the night before. Sober is the way to be. Alcohol has nothing positive associated with it. Check the numbers on alcohol and crime, alcohol and sexual assault. Hmm easy choice IMO.
Those are warm sentiments but how do you expect to meet a man to marry unless you drink? Most guys only get with girls who can suck down a lot of booze because it lowers the inhibitions and makes conversation easier. I suppose your stance is fine if you want to remain single but I would hope a smart girl like you would reconsider her position. I'm sure there's a lot of guys who would love to get down and dirty with you but without booze, that's a long shot.
DC Dave

Arlington, VA

#14 Jun 10, 2011
Few cities have something like this. It should be an enjoyable event for all ages, and not a place for some get sloshed.
Lizard

United States

#15 Jun 10, 2011
Willard Schmekel wrote:
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I totally agree. Alcohol should never have been allowed the at the Chamizal nor at any other national park location. The local drunks will have to find another place to get their fill of cheap beer. Music Under the Stars will have a higher class of people attending.
Ha-ha, high class? Stereo-types such as yourself are usually the ones causing the ruccuss. Not everyone who enjoys a nice cold beer is a "local drunk" nor drink "cheap beer" for that matter. People like yourself are the boring type, stay home.
El Paso cholos are stupid

El Paso, TX

#16 Jun 10, 2011
I blame all of this crap on stupid cholos that would attend, wearing their bandanas, khaki pants cut off at the knee, white socks pulled up high, white tank tops, those STUPID black sunglasses, and their cheap slutty looking girlfriends drinking a beer and holding their baby at the same time.
Divina

El Paso, TX

#17 Jun 10, 2011
We don't need to be drunk to have fun, but we can have some few drinks, social driking. So in other words no alcohol allowed then I will not be there and will not support music under the stars this year.
mini

El Paso, TX

#18 Jun 10, 2011
unfortunate wrote:
Our generation won't be attending. Although I'm not much of a drinker, I've noticed that the age group of 21-29 won't attend something if there is no alcohol allowed. I hear Maverick's has karaoke on Sundays.
i agree with the first half of this statement... most younger ppl will not attend. but i have to disagree with the second statement.. mavericks on james watt sucks balls! its boring id rather sleep than go there.
Vote for Pedro

El Paso, TX

#19 Jun 10, 2011
Man I was looking forward to listening to some music and drinking some Sam Adam's Summer Ale or Shock Top Rasberry Wheat :(
Radcon

United States

#20 Jun 10, 2011
Hey its called pre mixing your drinks . Or vodka and whatever you like. Come in people, if you can smuggle heroin across the border you can sneak booze into muts

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