"Great Storms Announce Themselves
With A Gentle Breeze"
Charted #1 for 2 week... Top 40 for 11
First Charted Top 40 May 6, 1967
An opportunity arose for me to
attend the Black Crows concert. It was my first visit to the Tweeter Center for a performance. I was angered
and disgusted by the performance which I saw in the parking lot prior to and during the concert.
WHAT GOT TO ME?
Well, it wasn't the
drinking, nor the pot.... But, IT WAS THE PUBLIC URINATION, AND THE PURPOSEFUL INDECENT EXPOSURE, which constituted
a real SEXUAL HARRASSMENT; plus worst of all, IT WAS THE APPARENT INDIFFERENCE OF ALL AUTHORITIES TO THESE ACTS, which were
boldly performed by the perpetrators o draw a crowd... without even the slightest concern for arrest... which betrayed prior
"cool" occurrances... THAT'S WHAT GOT TO ME!
As I have shocked, "liberal" witnesses to
validate my claim, one should accept that it is true. Additionally, one should accept that this entire report
is accurate based on my numerous observations, which are validated by photos, for I expect denials, rationalizing, and
counter-challenges as I always receive in similar matters.
Tweeter Center... for your own
sake, you should want this behavior to stop... for your sponsors' sake (Budwiser, Pepsi, WBZ, etc) you and they should want
it to stop... and for the Town of Mansfield's sake, it should demand it to stop. For my sake, plus all other
people that would like to attend/return without being exposed to this environment, it must stop.
Though I'm not a lawyer (but certain
that I could form a cadre of ambitious recent grads to "Paper Chase" this matter) I know that all the laws to clean this
mess up already exist. My only question that evening was whether to press the issue, or implore the parties to "get
Regardless, I knew
immediately that I would take this initiative. I've spent time considering alternative approaches to this problem:
They ranged from pressing charges for sexual harassment... through public embarrassment... to
this initial "Gentle Breeze."
Had I acted immediately, I would
have been at the DA's office pressing sexual harassment charges... as a "concerned citizen," or some other legal
device to protect Tweeter Center employees, contractors, other patrons, and even limo drivers who had / have to endure
this "zoo." I was that angry.
I'd be mortified if my son
or daughter had to work in that parking lot. And, had I a child working there, I would have pressed charges, immediately.
The law is very clear: Management -- in this case The Tweeter Center / Clear Channel (and all) -- has a responsibilty to not only to their employees, but to their
clients, vendors and guests to their facilty, to provide an environment free of harassment. This responsibility not
only falls on the corporation, BUT ALSO ON THE MANAGERS, who are equally and personally liable. This has all been court
tested and now has judicial precedent.
Oddly, as our society attempts
to eliminate harassment from the work place, the Tweeter Center hires high school / college students into the very environment
which "society" seeks to irradicate. Nice touch!
Hey, I've been around the sun more
times than most patrons who frequent the Center. I've seen some pretty gross behavior. In total, The Tweeter
Center parking lot topped the charts the evening of the Crows' concert .
Charted #12 for 1 week... Top 40 for
First hit the Top 40, November 13, 1971
also covered by
Charted #5 for 1 week... Top 40 for 10
First Charted Top 40, January
About This Report
THIS REPORT / WEBSITE began in June
'01 when I was finally able accept a friend's invitation to attend the BLACK CROWS Concert, compliments of his friend, who
managed The Crows. I offered to drive my RV, and to be the designated driver. Parking at the Tweeter Center for
RVs is on an access drive that separates the limo area from other parking lots. My RV was no sooner parked and settled, when
a group of limos parked just across from us. Though the passenger were of both genders, the guys hopped out, and while FACING
my vehicle, a bus of people young people in front of us, the food stand, and all the young workers (at least half
female) who helped park cars that were in the area... unzipped (some then needed to drop their pants to drop
their bikini u-trou) and thus began PISS 'n PLAY- WITH-THEMSELVES FEST. And, this was not the only egregious display
that evening. It was all over the place... at least 20 times within 100 feet of the RV including a few attempts
next to and on the RV!
AT THAT MOMENT... THIS
REPORT / WEBSITE WAS DESTINED.
MY REPORT WAS IN FINAL DRAFT shortly after the JIMMY
BUFFET Concerts, '01, when of course tragedy struck... 9/11. Realistically, this report wouldn't have
even made page nine, second section of any paper. It may not get too
much closer, today. But it should, for there is an underlying problem, that preceeds 9/11, about which I've written
and challenged, since about 1984... I call it, "Creeping Complacency."
I HOLD NO PERSONAL MALICE towards neither Tweeter, The
Tweeter Center, Clear Channel, the Town of Mansfield, MA, (government, police, or others) nor the sponsors except for the
issues stated within. I also have no interest, financial or otherwise, in any competitors, manufacturers of plumbing
equipment, or contractors. And, I am not a religious fundamentalist, far-to-the-right-conservative, lawyer-chasing-an-ambulance,
or "dork!" As I've been doing "this thing" since the mid '80s, I'm hardly opportunistic in my approach...
I HAVE NO HIDDEN AGENDAS other than stopping the public peeing
in parking lots by making permanent entertainment venues be required to construct, adequate permanent toilet facilties, under
the same codes that are in effect on the otherside of the ticket takers. After all, more time is spent in the lots due to
tailgating and traffic than in the venue, per se! LET'S GET SANE! POORLY DESIGNED AND MAINTAINED PARKING LOTS
FOSTER BAD BEHAVIOR which is the genesis of this report.
AND, IF YOU BELIEVE AS SOME others that this is really not an issue...
they're just the way things are when people mass at venues... consider this: Porta-johns not only assault most people's
senses by their design... they are a VIOLATIONS OF PUBLIC HEALTH CODES. Not only is there no hot water ( a
requirement for employees )... there is NO WATER!
THERE IS JUST A DISPENSER OF ANTIBACTERIAL GOO.
I don't even need to be as explicit as TV ads. I'll close with
AT ANY CONCERT, THERE ARE PEOPLE WITH OTHER SANITARY NEEDS WHERE
"ANTIBACTERIAL GOO JUST DOESN'T DO!"
Nor does the arguement hold that there are restrooms
about 1/2 mile away inside the
"Let's Get It On!"
Charted #1 Hit, 2 Weeks -- Top 40 Hit, 17 Weeks
#1 R&B Hit, 6 Weeks
First Charted The Top 40, 07/28/73
Still Requested Today
|Spinning Tunes but Telling Truths
"THE LEGAL ISSUES ARE SIMPLE: Public Urination is illegal... as
is Public Exposure which can ALSO be viewed as sexually harrassing. Also, the Town of Mansfield posts a clever C.Y.A.
ordinance that states that drinking is illegal in the parking lots of The Tweeter Center... But it's a law that is unenforceable
by the limited police who are detailed to the venue, and that is implicitly waived by those who are there, thus voiding its
existence. It's also a law, which if strictly enforced would bankrupt the fun of attending The Tweeter Center.. and
per chance, The Center, itself."
"THE MARKETING ISSUES ARE PERPLEXING: Stadium
and event sponsorship is bought by companies in attempts to brand their products and company. So why does Tweeter, the
region's upscale "chain" audiophile store, stalward station WBZ, clean living Pepsi, and even Budwiser... "The King Of
Beers".. not care about the total experience of their music festival? Why would any sponsor wish to host
their VIP clients or reward their star employees with this scene? Additionally, why might sponsors
not be concerned about secondary, and other cascading effects... perhaps even liability lawsuits?"
*** I've purposely chosen not to grace this report with too many polite words like
urination; there's nothing polite about this topic. In fact, it's a topic that should need no discussion at all.