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1gobluedem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-20-06 10:35 AM
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18. I don't think anyone is 'afraid' of crowds who goes to Art Fair
It's a matter of courtesy. You cram the streets full of booths of fragile objects and then they're flooded with people who have no consideration for others. I know someone who was knocked flat by one of those gigantic strollers because the person pushing it wasn't paying attention and knocked this woman off the curb. She wound up with two badly bruised, skinned knees and a broken wrist and the woman didn't even apologize. They steer these behemoths into booths and crash into shelves which is upsetting to the artists who, after all, are there to make a living. When their work is destroyed by carelessness it's huge.

As far as pets go, if the AF were on a big grassy field with plenty of shade and water for the dogs and a place for them to run, sure go for it. But this is on city streets that are very hot and hard on their paws, people break glass (not on purpose, it just happens) and pets can get cut, there is food that's very bad for a dog spilled all over the place that they try to lick up, and the air at their level is very close. I've seen so many poor dogs panting miserably at this event.

I guess my point is there are places to take huge strollers and dogs and there are places where it's not a good idea. That doesn't make me anti-crowd; in fact I love the AF and usually my SO buys me a lovely piece of jewelry there so it's definitely worth my while!
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  -It's Art Fair week in Ann Arbor! 1gobluedem  Jul-16-06 03:09 PM   #0 
  - And If You Can't Stand Art Fair, You Have Until Tues. Night To Escape!  Demeter   Jul-16-06 05:09 PM   #1 
  - Oh, I thought about the Celtic Festival  1gobluedem   Jul-17-06 08:06 AM   #3 
  - Good points.  livvy   Jul-17-06 07:20 AM   #2 
  - Have fun, livvy  SharonRB   Jul-17-06 08:07 AM   #4 
  - Great point about the umbrellas  1gobluedem   Jul-17-06 09:35 AM   #5 
  - You know it's Art Fair week because the temps are over 90  noonwitch   Jul-17-06 09:47 AM   #6 
  - If you're planning to attend, please let this townie  Scout   Jul-17-06 06:26 PM   #7 
  - But how do you REALLY feel? :-)  1gobluedem   Jul-18-06 08:25 AM   #8 
  - One more about parking.  jeanarrett   Jul-18-06 02:08 PM   #9 
  - Anyone go yet?  skipos   Jul-19-06 03:45 PM   #10 
  - Wow! Those are really spectacular!  jeanarrett   Jul-20-06 08:16 AM   #12 
  - I like the weddings and quilts  1gobluedem   Jul-20-06 08:18 AM   #14 
  - Not going to make it this year.  livvy   Jul-20-06 08:45 PM   #21 
  - Go? After all those dire warnings?  LisaM   Jul-19-06 07:19 PM   #11 
  - So much better to be stuck there though, rather than say in . . .  jeanarrett   Jul-20-06 08:17 AM   #13 
  - You can also get poked in the ear, or just end up getting the runoff...  livvy   Jul-20-06 08:32 PM   #20 
     - One last note on the near umbrella riot...  livvy   Jul-22-06 10:52 AM   #38 
  - I've been reading this thread with some bemusement.  TahitiNut   Jul-20-06 09:47 AM   #15 
  - Those sound lovely  1gobluedem   Jul-20-06 10:04 AM   #16 
  - The A&W Festivals were all very well attended. Throngs of people.  TahitiNut   Jul-20-06 10:25 AM   #17 
     - I don't think anyone is 'afraid' of crowds who goes to Art Fair  1gobluedem   Jul-20-06 10:35 AM   #18 
  - Far more socially liberal? Than Ann Arbor? C'mon...  Lefty48197   Jul-20-06 11:44 PM   #22 
     - Me too!  1gobluedem   Jul-21-06 07:16 AM   #23 
  - Those huge strollers are an issue  LisaM   Jul-20-06 12:06 PM   #19 
  - Only one more day, right?  livvy   Jul-21-06 07:08 PM   #24 
     - Hey, roomie  SharonRB   Jul-21-06 07:50 PM   #25 
        - Nope. I got a recorded message from Kerry and Granholm, but that's it.  livvy   Jul-21-06 08:01 PM   #26 
           - Did you only get one about the rally, but not the thing at Marie's?  SharonRB   Jul-21-06 08:05 PM   #27 
              - Right, just about the rally. I haven't heard anything about after it.  livvy   Jul-21-06 08:10 PM   #28 
                 - Maybe it's just an Oakland County thing?  SharonRB   Jul-21-06 08:15 PM   #29 
                    - Good questions, and I don't have an answer for any of them!  livvy   Jul-21-06 08:19 PM   #30 
                       - There's a Michigan Dem site  SharonRB   Jul-21-06 08:41 PM   #31 
                          - I found this...which is exactly what you nevermind...duh!  livvy   Jul-21-06 08:57 PM   #32 
                             - LOL -- Google is your friend!  SharonRB   Jul-21-06 09:00 PM   #33 
                                - I just did. Want to plan on going?  livvy   Jul-21-06 09:11 PM   #34 
                                   - Tentatively, absolutely!  SharonRB   Jul-21-06 09:26 PM   #35 
                                      - Ok, now that we have totally hijacked this thread...sounds good!  livvy   Jul-21-06 09:29 PM   #36 
                                         - That we did!  SharonRB   Jul-21-06 09:32 PM   #37 

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