There is no doubt that Music Midtown is a wonderful event to
have in Atlanta. But this past weekend's event, combined with rain on Saturday,
turned the fields where the bands played into mud pits.
On fields where
game park rules prohibit game play if the grass is merely wet, we had thousands of festival-goers
grinding the once pristine two-inch thick turf into a pulp.
Furthermore, this being fall,
the grass will go dormant soon so don't look for new green shoots popping up to
cover over the problem. It will take six to nine months and thousands of dollars to
restore the fields and make them useable again.
That's too high a price
to pay. Music Midtown needs to move to the open lots, parking areas, or open spaces still found throughout the midtown area.