Music on the CCB Plaza
mdhall005 at gmail.com
Tue Sep 16 15:26:41 EDT 2008
I just want to chime in and say kudos to all involved for these shows.
I finally made it out last week (twice) and was treated to some great music,
and got to catch up with old friends I don't see enough in person anymore.
The Plaza serves as a great place to see a band, and much to my surprize
Kudos to James Lee for that.
I heartily encourage all those from Durham and beyond to come out and check
out a show (Roxcetera this Thursday at 5:30pm!). It's a great way to spend
a early evening in late summer.
I emailed Durham Parks and Recreation director Rhonda Parker to express my
appreciation for the city putting on these shows. I hope they consider them
a success. While the crowds were not huge, I have to admit they were a bit
larger than I expected. Hopefully as word spreads, turnout will be even
better in the future. (If you have been to a show and would like to voice
your support I suggest you email as well: Rhonda.Parker at durhamnc.gov)
It's funny, I had friends of mine who work in downtown Durham email on
"I saw you hanging out at CCB Plaza on Thursday on my way home/to the Bulls
game. What was going on?" Obviously, the word can be spread a little more
effectively. Which is what I guess I'm trying to do with this post.
And I second the confusion about Locopops' business plan. They were closed
on Saturday afternoon as well. Would have been nice to have a popsicle
[sic] to go with that late afternoon sunshine. Heck they could have one
person out there with a cooler if they don't want to fully open up the
shop. Right? Maybe? Oh well.
On Fri, Sep 12, 2008 at 2:02 PM, Monkey Boy <monkeyboythom at gmail.com> wrote:
> It was good to see people at the show last night. I always wish there were
> more people to see the shows on the plaza but it is indead a start where
> there was none before.
> I'm sorry I had to bail to go the Bulls Championship game but I could hear
> Veronique Diabolique down to Pettigrew.
> Though, a couple of things still nag at me but hopefully we can make the
> connections and help people see the light.
> 1. Concurrent or same day events should reference the other events. I
> know CGJ wouldn't have benefited from it but at least we could have
> some lost Dukies and out of towners who decided to drive to the ball game
> and got lost up around the plaza. (Kick-ass bands and a baseball game for
> only $10 + donation! No where else!)
> 2. Locopops, locopops, locopops. Do they even want to make money and stay
> in business? I just do not understand the downtown business model where
> seems most restaurants and shops want to close when people are around.
> you got some 'splaining to do.
> From: Bryon Settle <ployntabs at embarqmail.com>
> > Subject: Re: Copied from the DPR mailing list: Music on the CCB Plaza
> > To: RTP-area local music and culture <ch-scene at lists.ibiblio.org>
> > Message-ID: <49187BAD.8050104 at embarqmail.com>
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> > Guilty. Won't happen again.
> > I did bring it back around to the CCB thing again though. And thanks
> > for the heads up about the show today. I'll bring my galoshes.
> > Chris Rossi wrote:
> > > Wow, you're right. That was so long ago I'd forgotten what this thread
> > > was originally about.
> > >
> > > chris
> > >
> > >
> > > Kevin Slater wrote:
> > >
> > >> HA! I just looked at the subject line and realized that us "start
> > >> the show on time" folks are the threadjackers! I'll find some way to
> > >> punish myself, I'm sure.
> > --
> audentis fortuna juvet
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