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swooness 34F
879 posts
7/2/2006 5:54 am

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7/9/2006 8:23 am

4th

OK. Trying to find something to do on the 4th in Charlotte. Anyone have any suggestions? Thats it folks...very simple


loadeddice05 44M

7/2/2006 6:25 am

LOL!!(grins ear to ear)


swooness 34F

7/2/2006 7:11 am

maybe i should clarify...outdoor events outside of the bedroom that involves clothing on at all times geesh!


loadeddice05 44M

7/2/2006 10:03 am

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY WEEKEND!!!! BEAUTIFUL!!!


FleasUsageTemps 38M

7/2/2006 11:06 am

Come down to the Coast. In Beaufort/Morehead City, they're holding a "tall ships" event. Lots of fun. Music, boats, food. Good combo. I think Train is playing on the Fourth. If you make it, drop me a line. I'll show you around.


dreamswyou 50M

7/2/2006 2:28 pm

I am trying to find someone to do something with but darn it you are too far away!!

>>>>>>>>>>>>>Sigh


rm_Bonerazor 37M

7/2/2006 8:38 pm

They should be doing the big downtown fireworks show. I thought it used to start at 8pm but since it's not really dark enough until 9pm, I'm guessing that's when it will. CPCC's main downtown campus and the park beside it are usually the best areas to watch it.


Djeeper1987 47M

7/2/2006 9:52 pm

Going to a street block 4th of July party, shame your not in California. Love to have you join me.

Carpe Diem


Think_Deep_Thots 37M
32 posts
7/2/2006 10:54 pm

If you like baseball, the Charlotte Knights play at 7pm with mega fireworks afterward. The Knights are usually a good time, unless you're trying to go wild. In which case, I suggest cruising some ghetto apartment complexes (hey, like mine!) looking for illegal immigrants letting off fireworks for Independence Day. Say what you will about the ilegales, indocumentados, lo que sea, they know how to party


Blues57nc 58M

7/3/2006 5:22 am

I am trying to find what to do myself... I think I'll head out to Belmont, to the Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens. Music, nature and good fireworks (I hear). If you have a boat, the Lake Norman fireworks will be great (lots of traffic otherwise).

Given the heat, I'd rather be in the mountains. Asheville anyone?


greendragon65 51M
396 posts
7/3/2006 6:07 am

Charlotte is not a great place for the 4th. They scrapped the downtown firework this year and it's going to be at Knights stadium instead.
The beach is probably the best place, but it's a little late to go there now. Unless you get together with some friends and have a backyard BBQ and pool party.


swooness 34F

7/3/2006 7:42 am

    Quoting loadeddice05:
    HAPPY 4TH OF JULY WEEKEND!!!! BEAUTIFUL!!!
Happy Fourth to you Loadeddice!!! Careful with the fireworks - hate for you to lose something, something


swooness 34F

7/3/2006 7:44 am

    Quoting FleasUsageTemps:
    Come down to the Coast. In Beaufort/Morehead City, they're holding a "tall ships" event. Lots of fun. Music, boats, food. Good combo. I think Train is playing on the Fourth. If you make it, drop me a line. I'll show you around.
"tall ships" event? Sounds kind of fishy to me...Oh, I get it now. Its one of those masculinity thing where whoever has the tallest ship must have the...well...hehem. or is it the other way where one is compensating?

Thank you for the offer, but i will be staying in the queen city


swooness 34F

7/3/2006 7:46 am

    Quoting dreamswyou:
    I am trying to find someone to do something with but darn it you are too far away!!

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>Sigh
you are too sweet! Hope you find someone to enjoy the 4th with, whoever that lucky gal will be


swooness 34F

7/3/2006 7:50 am

    Quoting rm_Bonerazor:
    They should be doing the big downtown fireworks show. I thought it used to start at 8pm but since it's not really dark enough until 9pm, I'm guessing that's when it will. CPCC's main downtown campus and the park beside it are usually the best areas to watch it.
i have been hearing mixed messages..some are sayin that charlotted nixed the fireworks and you have to go to the kings stadium...hmmmm


swooness 34F

7/3/2006 7:54 am

    Quoting Djeeper1987:
    Going to a street block 4th of July party, shame your not in California. Love to have you join me.
California

the nice thing about block parties is that you are hopefully only a block away from walking drunk home


swooness 34F

7/3/2006 7:57 am

    Quoting Think_Deep_Thots:
    If you like baseball, the Charlotte Knights play at 7pm with mega fireworks afterward. The Knights are usually a good time, unless you're trying to go wild. In which case, I suggest cruising some ghetto apartment complexes (hey, like mine!) looking for illegal immigrants letting off fireworks for Independence Day. Say what you will about the ilegales, indocumentados, lo que sea, they know how to party
no hablo espanol, senor....

you live in the ghetto?


swooness 34F

7/3/2006 8:00 am

well, I should be thankful you are back in our dimension and writing left to right now so, i am not going to complain


swooness 34F

7/3/2006 8:08 am

    Quoting Blues57nc:
    I am trying to find what to do myself... I think I'll head out to Belmont, to the Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens. Music, nature and good fireworks (I hear). If you have a boat, the Lake Norman fireworks will be great (lots of traffic otherwise).

    Given the heat, I'd rather be in the mountains. Asheville anyone?
sounds wonderful

been to asheville too beautiful city


swooness 34F

7/3/2006 8:09 am

    Quoting greendragon65:
    Charlotte is not a great place for the 4th. They scrapped the downtown firework this year and it's going to be at Knights stadium instead.
    The beach is probably the best place, but it's a little late to go there now. Unless you get together with some friends and have a backyard BBQ and pool party.
Knights stadium...hmmmmm... Pool Party yes!


rm_Bonerazor 37M

7/3/2006 8:22 am

Here's the article, either Knight's Stadium or CPCC uptown will do...not that it matters to me because I never go anymore...

City aims to avoid repeat of 4th trouble
More police, enforcement of youth curfew among measures
RICHARD RUBIN

This July Fourth, city officials hope the only fireworks will be in the air.

Last year, the annual uptown celebration devolved into a late-night melee. Police made 17 arrests, one person suffered a gunshot wound, and others threw fireworks into crowds.

To prevent a repeat, Charlotte has added more police officers, more buses and stricter enforcement of the city's curfew. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police Capt. Chuck Adkins wouldn't release the exact number of officers scheduled to work Tuesday night.

Uptown's fireworks display will be different this year. Radio station WBT, the event's longtime sponsor, moved to Knights Stadium in Fort Mill, S.C. The uptown event has new sponsors -- Clear Channel Radio and Scott Clark's Toyota City -- and a new launch location, Central Piedmont Community College just east of uptown.

Even though the main celebration is at Memorial Stadium, the display should be visible in most of uptown. Adkins is preparing for a crowd of 80,000 watching the show, about the same number as last year. Some officers will be in tall buildings and parking decks, monitoring the streets below.

Police discouraged parents from letting kids travel uptown alone.

"We had kids as young as 11, 12 years old that were allowed to come down and watch the fireworks unsupervised," Adkins said of last year's event. "Being a parent of teenagers, (that) sounds completely insane to me."

Police will enforce the city's curfew ordinance, which prohibits anyone under 16 from being out past 11 p.m., unless accompanied by a responsible adult.

Most of last year's problems started at the transit center on East Trade Street, where large crowds gathered to wait for buses.

This year, expect tighter security and more transit supervisors to handle problems there, said Jim Zingale, chief operating officer of the Charlotte Area Transit System.

CATS will have 17 security guards and two police officers on duty, plus a dispatcher monitoring security cameras from police headquarters.

Ten extra buses will be waiting, to keep crowds from building up. "We need to move people out of that center as quickly as possible," Zingale said.

The city also wants to make it easier for drivers to leave uptown as soon as possible. All on-street parking will be prohibited Tuesday evening, opening up an extra lane along many streets for cars.

So will Independence Day return to its pre-2005 calm?

Moira Quinn of Charlotte Center City Partners believes so.

"We feel very confident," she said, "that everything will be just fine."


greendragon65 51M
396 posts
7/3/2006 1:23 pm

    Quoting rm_Bonerazor:
    Here's the article, either Knight's Stadium or CPCC uptown will do...not that it matters to me because I never go anymore...

    City aims to avoid repeat of 4th trouble
    More police, enforcement of youth curfew among measures
    RICHARD RUBIN

    This July Fourth, city officials hope the only fireworks will be in the air.

    Last year, the annual uptown celebration devolved into a late-night melee. Police made 17 arrests, one person suffered a gunshot wound, and others threw fireworks into crowds.

    To prevent a repeat, Charlotte has added more police officers, more buses and stricter enforcement of the city's curfew. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police Capt. Chuck Adkins wouldn't release the exact number of officers scheduled to work Tuesday night.

    Uptown's fireworks display will be different this year. Radio station WBT, the event's longtime sponsor, moved to Knights Stadium in Fort Mill, S.C. The uptown event has new sponsors -- Clear Channel Radio and Scott Clark's Toyota City -- and a new launch location, Central Piedmont Community College just east of uptown.

    Even though the main celebration is at Memorial Stadium, the display should be visible in most of uptown. Adkins is preparing for a crowd of 80,000 watching the show, about the same number as last year. Some officers will be in tall buildings and parking decks, monitoring the streets below.

    Police discouraged parents from letting kids travel uptown alone.

    "We had kids as young as 11, 12 years old that were allowed to come down and watch the fireworks unsupervised," Adkins said of last year's event. "Being a parent of teenagers, (that) sounds completely insane to me."

    Police will enforce the city's curfew ordinance, which prohibits anyone under 16 from being out past 11 p.m., unless accompanied by a responsible adult.

    Most of last year's problems started at the transit center on East Trade Street, where large crowds gathered to wait for buses.

    This year, expect tighter security and more transit supervisors to handle problems there, said Jim Zingale, chief operating officer of the Charlotte Area Transit System.

    CATS will have 17 security guards and two police officers on duty, plus a dispatcher monitoring security cameras from police headquarters.

    Ten extra buses will be waiting, to keep crowds from building up. "We need to move people out of that center as quickly as possible," Zingale said.

    The city also wants to make it easier for drivers to leave uptown as soon as possible. All on-street parking will be prohibited Tuesday evening, opening up an extra lane along many streets for cars.

    So will Independence Day return to its pre-2005 calm?

    Moira Quinn of Charlotte Center City Partners believes so.

    "We feel very confident," she said, "that everything will be just fine."
Good find Bonerazor, didn't know they had new sponsors for the uptown fireworks.


Think_Deep_Thots 37M
32 posts
7/4/2006 4:23 pm

    Quoting swooness:
    no hablo espanol, senor....

    you live in the ghetto?
I live in a mini-ghetto surrounded by houses and country clubs reserved for Beautiful People. They've got us fenced in! But I prefer to live among the common man, although preferably with the uncommon woman


swooness 34F

7/5/2006 7:45 am

    Quoting rm_Bonerazor:
    Here's the article, either Knight's Stadium or CPCC uptown will do...not that it matters to me because I never go anymore...

    City aims to avoid repeat of 4th trouble
    More police, enforcement of youth curfew among measures
    RICHARD RUBIN

    This July Fourth, city officials hope the only fireworks will be in the air.

    Last year, the annual uptown celebration devolved into a late-night melee. Police made 17 arrests, one person suffered a gunshot wound, and others threw fireworks into crowds.

    To prevent a repeat, Charlotte has added more police officers, more buses and stricter enforcement of the city's curfew. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police Capt. Chuck Adkins wouldn't release the exact number of officers scheduled to work Tuesday night.

    Uptown's fireworks display will be different this year. Radio station WBT, the event's longtime sponsor, moved to Knights Stadium in Fort Mill, S.C. The uptown event has new sponsors -- Clear Channel Radio and Scott Clark's Toyota City -- and a new launch location, Central Piedmont Community College just east of uptown.

    Even though the main celebration is at Memorial Stadium, the display should be visible in most of uptown. Adkins is preparing for a crowd of 80,000 watching the show, about the same number as last year. Some officers will be in tall buildings and parking decks, monitoring the streets below.

    Police discouraged parents from letting kids travel uptown alone.

    "We had kids as young as 11, 12 years old that were allowed to come down and watch the fireworks unsupervised," Adkins said of last year's event. "Being a parent of teenagers, (that) sounds completely insane to me."

    Police will enforce the city's curfew ordinance, which prohibits anyone under 16 from being out past 11 p.m., unless accompanied by a responsible adult.

    Most of last year's problems started at the transit center on East Trade Street, where large crowds gathered to wait for buses.

    This year, expect tighter security and more transit supervisors to handle problems there, said Jim Zingale, chief operating officer of the Charlotte Area Transit System.

    CATS will have 17 security guards and two police officers on duty, plus a dispatcher monitoring security cameras from police headquarters.

    Ten extra buses will be waiting, to keep crowds from building up. "We need to move people out of that center as quickly as possible," Zingale said.

    The city also wants to make it easier for drivers to leave uptown as soon as possible. All on-street parking will be prohibited Tuesday evening, opening up an extra lane along many streets for cars.

    So will Independence Day return to its pre-2005 calm?

    Moira Quinn of Charlotte Center City Partners believes so.

    "We feel very confident," she said, "that everything will be just fine."
Police will enforce the city's curfew ordinance, which prohibits anyone under 16 from being out past 11 p.m., unless accompanied by a responsible adult.

and if that "responsible adult" is the sugardaddy or sugarmommy, that still counts right? (though may not be legal)


swooness 34F

7/5/2006 7:48 am

    Quoting Think_Deep_Thots:
    I live in a mini-ghetto surrounded by houses and country clubs reserved for Beautiful People. They've got us fenced in! But I prefer to live among the common man, although preferably with the uncommon woman
how unselfish of you to be willing to live with the common man inside a fence...thats a great idea! men inside cages and fenced in until needed and chosen by the female...you may be on to something


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