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January 18th, 2006

Something for all of you to ponder @ 08:15 pm

youreanidiom:
I'm currently hearin: The Killers {All These Things That I've Done}

I was thinking earlier today about the free shows that are held in Central Park sometimes. I know that Simon & Garfunkle and Dave Matthews Band have had shows there, but I can't remember who else. And I believe the attendance for the Simon & Garfunkle show was around 500,000 people.

So here is my question: If U2 held a concert in Central Park, how many people do you think would be in attendance? I would think it at least 500,000.
 
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From:themegs
Date:January 19th, 2006 01:20 am (UTC)
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It would depend on how large the show was allowed to be. As many people would come as are allowed to come, and then the pathway beyond the fence would be packed until the police came, and since you can usually hear the concert loud and clear from 10 blocks away, I'm sure there'd be people all up and down the streets.
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From:boriel
Date:January 19th, 2006 02:36 am (UTC)
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in vancouver (canada) way back last april, they announced over three radio stations that u2 needed 4000 people to come down and be stand in audience for the City of blinding Lights video shoot. now granted, they asked people to come down at 3pm (still work hours) but even by the time they started letting people in at 7pm, there were still not 4000 people. (most people probably didnt even show up assuming that they had already gotten enough people)

having said all that...Central park, population quadruple or more of the entire province of BC in just a few 'boroughs' , i'd say at least the same number that has showed up for previous free concerts - or more
From:youreanidiom
Date:January 19th, 2006 02:48 am (UTC)
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That was rather longwinded. :)
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From:boriel
Date:January 19th, 2006 05:42 pm (UTC)
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yep :)
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From:thanks4thefish
Date:January 19th, 2006 02:57 am (UTC)
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they would get 500,000 easily. I'd go for it from Toronto.

Sadly, it won't happen because NYC has banned concerts in Central Park, because they are such a huge undertaking.
From:youreanidiom
Date:January 19th, 2006 03:05 am (UTC)
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When did they do that?
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From:tinamachina
Date:January 19th, 2006 08:26 am (UTC)
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The Parks Commission bitched about how expensive it was to replace all the grass after a major concert like DMB.

I do hope they change their mind. Seeing U2 under the stars in the fresh air sounds like heaven to me.
From:youreanidiom
Date:January 19th, 2006 08:35 am (UTC)
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That makes me wonder just what the people were doing during the show. Were they tearing up sections of the lawn?

I think the one bad thing about a concert in Central Park (now that I think of it actually) would be if, for instance, 500,000 people attended, could you imagine being in the middle to the back of that crowd? Friends of mine who went to the DMB show and were near the middle of the 100,000 people said the sound was horrible.
From:lumencuro
Date:January 19th, 2006 07:02 am (UTC)

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I think that at least 1,000,000 (yes, one million) would show up and it would be carried on a major network live...

Maybe, that is a dream! It is still my guess, if you wanted it.

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