Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Boomsday was awesome... but

Well, not to look a gift horse in the mouth, because don't get me wrong I loved Boomsday.... Whenever Henley street gets shut down and I can walk without fear from one side to the other is a good day for me.

Also i have a fantastic vantage point looking down on Neyland and watching the world go by.

I also was in a perfect spot for those phenomenal fireworks.

But now for my complaint:

















The Chrysler Sponsor Area or whatever. They blocked off a huge chunk of the walkway and no one was there. It's a city park, meaning I pay for the upkeep. Not cool.

OK, I get that sponsors should get a good spot because they spend a lot of money. That's fine. My problem was that they set up on the Riverwalk blocking people from a public thoroughfare. It kept the visiting public from enjoying one of the bonuses of Knoxville: our Riverside Park.

OK, I'm not gonna rant any longer. It wasn't that big a deal probably- but it just irks me to see stuff like that.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

would love to see the photo, but it's not displaying! (in any browser)

Anonymous said...

In my experience, sponsors pay big bucks so their logo & name can be everywhere, but they don't have to actually show up in person.

The Modern Gal said...

Boooo. I love Boomsday too but have always found difficulty in actually viewing it.

adam brimer said...

that makes absolutely no sense. what is that, the VIP section?

i tried to get over there to get some wide shots of the bridge, etc. but couldn't b/c of that huge barrier.