Mumford & Son’s fans meet the Town Criers
On the way to Francis Field and the big event, the Millennium Generation picked up the Impeach theme with glee!
All is not lost on the Millennium Generation
The Millennium Generation joined right in with the Town Criers on St. George on Saturday the 14th on their way to the event at the expanded Francis Field. There was no hesitation with picking up politically incorrect signage for a personal picture with the Criers. Impeach the incompetent amateur seemed to be the favorite of the day. Many of this new generation get it, according to the Criers. The endless propaganda from the fading “Main Stream Media” claims the young people for team Obama.
The new media is remarkable in that many of the sign holders instantly post the politically incorrect statement on Face-book and exclaim, “I have 1000 friends” or “I have 4500 friends”, and another would say, “My father is going to love this!” Few had any reservations about expressing their contempt for the amateur.
It was a hot but delightful day. Here these youngsters were off to a night of music the way young people do, but they didn’t leave their patriotism behind and were not embarrassed to stand up and be counted.
"Is there hope for America?You Betcha!" said a Town Crier.
Mum’s the word for now
Despite all the hype and the extraordinary coverage by the Record newspaper not everyone was thrilled with Mumford & Sons, Gentlemen of the Road’s hit-n-run event. Only 10% of the attendees were from St. Johns County. Flagler College was forced to close on Friday. The students who parked in the Municipal Garage were urged to leave town for the weekend to make room for the out of town attendees. Local businesses owners, not catering to the tourist industry, lost business.
The local populations of 210,000 were scared away. There was virtually no Friday night rush-hour traffic on Ponce de Lean Blvd. In other words, slightly over 1% of St. Johns County residence saw the Gentlemen and the rest got screwed and have to pick up the loss in their taxes.
From preliminary reports from locals, Mayor Boles jumped in the front of the line, bumped out the County,
and cut a bad deal with the promoters. Early estimates are that the City will lose $100,000 on the event. Just 15% of the gate price would have brought it up to break even.
Worse is the inconvenience of those residents that had to get a driving pass to enter the side streets to their homes. Then there was the hype of ‘biking’ to the event and the excitement about ‘satellite parking’. The Record reported that St. Augustine has had a longtime need for a satellite parking and transportation system. It appears that the city moved closer to their goals by using the concert as an excuse to test the Agenda 21 long term goal of eliminating the major portion of automobiles from the historic district, specifically, and urban areas in general. [See St. “Augustine's new mobility plan” September 18, 2012] Many of the agenda 21 characters who played a role a year ago were present in the planning of the satellite parking program for the concert.
Remember the 4th of July Fireworks? It was estimated by the "St. Augustine Record" that 65,000 showed up at the waterfront. Most of the attendee were local residents and got a good deal for their tax dollars. No satellite parking here.
The locals get a good bang for the buck on the 4th of July, each and every year. This Mumford and Sons event seemed to be a test run for the central planners and the mobility moguls who get their kicks on riding their bikes in town and worshiping at the altar of Agenda 21.
More will follow later when the numbers are crunched.