Ribfest Sucks  

rm_aranayd 47M
898 posts
7/29/2006 12:33 pm

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Ribfest Sucks

Okay, I know this isn’t anything sexy, but I warned you about the odd topics I may write about here. And besides, it is a semi-social issue. “Free Festivals” are not what they used to be.

The dumb-asses in charge of Saint Paul’s Ribfest are going to kill their own festival. Not only did they begin charging admission for a concert that has been free since it started years ago, but they tightened up the rules so much that when we arrived (and were turned away) we walked out with a number of people who said they would never be back. Each had their own story about how the new rules made them leave. I heard four on the way out. My own was simple:

My brother and I went downtown with the plan of skating some, and when we got too hot or hungry, we would go over to Harriet Island and eat. The hot part was inescapable as it was almost 100 degrees out when we left home, but we endured. Skateboarding is an obsession, not a past-time. When hunger set in, we crossed the bridge to eat. DENIED. Do you want to know the reason? Do you? No skateboards allowed in Ribfest. That’s it. No explaination, no exceptions.

As I stood there looking across the grassy field that the festival rested on, I began to wonder about the sanity of the planners. But since they had given me a craving for ribs, and I was insanely hungry, we went in search of a rib-joint. Another failure. We had waited too long and all the good places were closed. At about ten-thirty we gave up and went to Denny’s. I didn’t get ribs. At Denny’s? Are you crazy? Denny’s is good for breakfast. Only.

Anyway, if you live around the Twin Cities, don’t bother with Ribfest. Same bands, same food, same BS, more money.


rm_loneremily 34F
328 posts
7/29/2006 1:50 pm

I'm sorry you didn't get ribs, friend. You won't get ribs with me, either. I'm on the chubby side.

I know guys likes ribs.


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