Tweeter Center Parking lot is not about "Sex, Drugs, & Rock 'n Roll." That's by private invitation. The
parking lot, though privately owned, is used by the public for publicly approved, licensed events, which are mainly enforced by detailed police.
a crowd has as much to do with setting the limits to behavior, as it does with enforcing them. In little time,
it is the expectation of the set limits that establishes the behavior, as potential offenders of that new norm
must find another place upon which to prey.
One final related
and import observation. There are no signs regarding cookers, open flames, extinguishers and extingushing when attending
the concert, distance from vehicles, and disposal of ashes. In fact, for the number of times that I observed the parking lots,
I saw but one detail firefighter cruising the tailgating parties. That's a lot of cars, parked tightly together, probably
holding at least 30,000 gallons of gasoline, all mixed in with hot charcoal grills, starter fluid, people, alcohol, pot, and
one main exit!
one must conclude that the present "system" of signs and inadequated facilities are designed to "force" early
arrivers to sit for hours in the venue drinking a major sponsor's $5.00 drafts and eating expensive food.
then again, this is not the total experience of outdoor concert going. It's time for a better, more realistic approach.