ST. ANTHONY FESTIVAL GOING EVEN MORE COMMERCIAL….AND YOU AIN’T GONNA LIKE IT

Remember the days when you could just drift in and out of the St. Anthony Festival area any time, any place, and any way you wanted to? NO MORE!

FROM NOW ON THERE WILL BE NINE ENTRANCE GATES SET UP AROUND THE ENTIRE AREA….AND EACH TIME YOU WANT TO ENTER, YOU WILL HAVE TO PAY FIVE BUCKS….You will actually have to ENTER the festival area at specific designated locactions. There will police officers at every gate to make sure you pay the $5.

Actually, I think the new format is NOT based on merely making money….althouth it definitely WILL make a ton of money. Think about it; you’ve seen the crowds….all those bodies at $5 bucks a head will really up the “take” for Holy Mother The Church.

It appears that the real goal will be to reduce “gang types” from entering…the average hood is not going to shell out five bucks for the right to come in to pick a pocket, of to start other problems. There have been crime problems over the years…although St. Anthony officials will probably NOT admit that crime has anything to do with the new five dollar a head charge.
ANY WAY, ENJOY, BUT DON’T FORGET TO BRING LOTS OF FIVES WITH YOU….EXACT CHANGE PREFERRED.

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One Response to “ST. ANTHONY FESTIVAL GOING EVEN MORE COMMERCIAL….AND YOU AIN’T GONNA LIKE IT”

  1. Little Birdie... Says:

    It’s time ‘they’ moved the ‘Festies’ to the riverfront….’Little Italy’ does not exist any more…except as a fond memory (and in Luigi’s pea brain).

    Also, the people who reside in the area have been given short shift by ‘Holy Mother the Church’ for years!

    Check out the Highlands area during the Flower Market…the ‘locals’ have access to their houses, drives, streets…as the barricades are put up and policedblocks and blocks away from the The Tower (ensuring total access to residents and helping keep out riff raff).

    I live near the Woodlawn library and the festival is a burden on neighborhoods for blocks….drunks yelling as they stumble to their cars, Litter & trash, and urine stench are just a few of the ‘joys’….and believe you me when the WPD should be out patrolling the perimeter at closing or the church should send the ‘clean up crew’ out the next morning they are no where to be found.

    Move the whole damn circus to the riverfront: more space for rip-off rides, Sinatra clones singing at the stadium, much, much better ‘security’….ask St. Hedwig’s…they moved the Polish Festival to the riverfront a couple years ago (of course the Poles always show greater intelligence in these matters than the romantic Romans).

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