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Comment Archives: Events: 1 Star

Re: “Jamaica Day in the Carolinas

Highly Disappointed! Magnolia, Reggae & Wine sounds like a home run event.Very disappointed: Wine "tastings" wait line is highly offensive to wine drinkers / winos. Why would you say "wine" in your title if you are going to serve it to us like children. Give us one full glass and be done with it. Second, and most important is your event area size and ratio to people coming to your event. Give up the entire field so we aren't crammed into a picnic area with thousands of people. Third, So we are crammed into this area with bad wine, long vendor lines(ran out of "jerk" chk) & People with CASH were able to jump ahead in line because ticket holders were not important enough since we bought them ahead of time.Our family of 4 spent over $60 compared to other Reggae event which is $10 per vehicle. Its is the same amount of music time for both events but huge difference in quality.We love Magnolia & we are annual ticket holders but your event didn't do Magnolia justice.My wife and I were so disappointed(She loves reggae and LOVES wine.

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Posted by Mike Fish on August 24, 2014 at 6:44 PM

Re: “Eighth Annual First Flush Festival Featuring: The Avett Brothers

What occurred at the tea plantation was truly the epitome of what our society has become. GREEDY! It was poorly planned in every sense of the word. You cannot have a huge festival on a small piece of land. It should have been very evident to all involved that this was going to be a travesty. Last year, there may have been 1000 people out there truly enjoying the land, music, and people. This year 8,000 people, lines for all of the following: to get in and park, to have a drink, to get some food, to go to the bathroom, and worst of all trying to escape. We sat in the parking lot line to escape for over 2 hours. I love the tea plantation and my blame does not lie with them. It lies solely with the Music Farm production group. You were not prepared to handle this in any way. Now, you have angered so many Charleston area residents. Make sure to remember next time, It is not about the money!!. I would suggest you provide refunds to those who never even got to the concert (yes, cops told people who had tickets to turn around and go home) to save some face. Ticket cap on that show should have been 3500 people, NO MORE. You had over 8000 people out there. Now, I know collectively there has to be more brains in the group than that!!

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Posted by Hill hart on May 26, 2014 at 8:35 AM

Re: “The Machine

I agree that The Wall is not Pink Floyd's best album, but c'mon man! It is definitely up there. As for the movie, it is definitely not boring. Sure, it is a movie that you need to watch more than once to really pick up on the symbolism, but I think that is what is great about it. I recently saw Roger Waters The Wall in concert and it was hands down the most incredible show I have ever seen and I have been to plenty of great shows. Chris, I think you need to check yo'self before you riggidy wreck yo'self.

Posted by corporalklegg on January 13, 2014 at 10:14 AM

Re: “Strum Dogs

Well, not exactly sure where the "Bluegrass" label came from. Had to have been a mis-print. These guys were everything but Bluegrass. The Strumdogs "burned down the house" at the Brickyard Friday night with their reditions of Classic and alternative Rock. These guys are on track, with out a doubt, to become one of Charleston's most requested bands. The Strumdogs Rocked the Brickyard all night. Everybody from the patrons, to the owners and staff all agreed they put up a "Top Shelf performanc!!! Rumor has it that a possible repeat performance may be on slate toward the end of August??? You need to catch the Strumdogs when ever, and where ever that take the stage!!

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Posted by aficIonado de percussione on July 29, 2013 at 3:10 PM

Re: “The Screwtape Letters

Y'all screwed up printing the CORRECT DAYS for this play. FRIDAY and SATURDAY. NOT Saturday and Sunday as printed with the correct 'dates' next to the wrong days. I went to order tickets for SUNDAY'S performance to be told, TODAY SATURDAY was the only 2 days performance - that it premiered last evening! Arrrrghhh! I am completely livid and loathe the $chity paper more than ever.

Posted by Anonymously Anonymous on July 27, 2013 at 3:45 PM

Re: “"Israel-Palestine: What the Media Leave Out"

I attended this event, and thought Ms. Weir's research was interesting and thought provoking. However, the audience treated her very rudely and were disruptive throughout, making the Q&A portion incoherent. CofC students are generally more open minded and welcoming of different (and well argued) viewpoints than the behavior displayed at this event.

Posted by tori.davis.5059 on April 21, 2013 at 10:07 PM

Re: “Lowcountry Oyster Festival

This is the worst organized festival in my life will NEVER go again! First the traffic going into Boone Hall was moving at a snail's pace or slower, cops didn't given a damn. People cutting into traffic left and right. After an hour sitting in traffic on Long Point Rd, it took another half an hour to get thru the boone hall entrance. Second you have to park in a grass field fill with horse feces stuck to your shoes and tires. Once inside all the food stands had no organiziation, you couldn't tell where the lines started people were cutting and cursing left and right. The worst is when we got to the oyster line (if you can call it a line) it was like over a thousand people squeeze together no organization at all. It was like everybody was begging for free food! There was no exit you had to fight your way back thru the crowd carrying your bucket of oyster (if your were lucky to get one). We never got our bucket of oyster after waiting over an hour in the mosh pit. We got to the front of serving tables but once we were there the girl up front said " we are all out of oysters on our side you need to move over to your left side to get your oyster. How the hell do you shift over 1000 people to your left when everybody has been moving forward for over an hour. Why couldn't the staff move their lazy butts and bring buckets of oysters over to all the people been waiting over an hour! So we were like efff this, there is no way we are getting oysters. So we left the line after over an hour waiting. We ended up eating nasty burgers and cupcakes because the other vendors ran out of food! We paid $30 to get in got $40 in food tickets! Thats $70 to wait hours in traffic, stepping on horse poop, waiting over in hour in a mosh pit for oysters and never getting any, and eating burgers, cupcakes, and drinking $2 mountain dew from a can that only cost 25 cents! I would have been 1000 times happier if I just went to Captain D's that Sunday.

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Posted by Chucky Bucky on February 4, 2013 at 1:53 PM

Re: “Mega Monster Mud Run

Horrible!!!

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Posted by Jeff Cody on October 1, 2012 at 9:39 AM

Re: “Stand Up for Religious Freedom Rally

500 religious fanatics showed up to deny women healthcare pretending such tea bagger bigotry was religious freedom? It is a lie that the Vatican wants expanded against the fact that abortions save lives, birth control pills cure vulvadynia, ovarian cysts & endometriosis BUT THESE gawdly gangsters won't admit any such fact, just their religious obsessions with fertilized human ova, these were the same dozen or so tampon terrorists who show up every Saturday morning to scream at all who enter the abortion clinic on Ashey River road

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Posted by Volunteer BodyGuards on June 11, 2012 at 12:33 PM

Re: “Charleston City Paper Rare Beer Bar Crawl

This was a poorly conceived bar crawl. It was $35 for a SELF-guided tour, which I could have done myself on any given weekend. They organizers provided a t-shirt, a beer passport that listed the participating restaurants and allowed 2 small samples per stop. What makes a sponsored bar crawl fun is that it is a group activity.

With the easy availability and diversity of beers available in this town, anyone can set up a happy hour pub crawl for much cheaper and not be limited to just participating bars.

Posted by hamburgler on April 29, 2012 at 9:31 PM

Re: “Charleston Crystal Ball

7 stellar reviews in a little over an hour about an event that hasn't even taken place yet? Anyone else suspicious? (One star for being so transparently cheeseball)

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Posted by Jaxx on December 8, 2011 at 4:41 PM

Re: “Charleston RiverDogs

This review is about the $20 buffet.

Do NOT get the Wednesday $20 all you and eat and drink buffet!! All you get are hot dogs, potato salad and Miller High life. For the same money, I would rather be able to go to the vendor and pick my own beer and food. Unless you are willing to drink little dixie cups of High Life stay with the beer vendors.

Posted by hamburgler on August 22, 2011 at 8:57 AM

Re: “The Bogard Street Block Party

Cancelled because the organizers failed to get the proper permits. I doubt the declared themselves a charity and luckily for them, they didn't get stuck with a big tax bill.

Posted by hamburgler on July 30, 2011 at 7:05 PM

Meh. Overpriced bottles. Overpriced cheeses. Pretentious service.

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Posted by isidella on February 7, 2011 at 9:06 PM

Re: “Halloween Weekend

I went to have dinner at Tasty Thai and was severely disappointed. As I tried to order a drink (I'm 23 and a College of Charleston graduate who has been living in Charleston for some time), I was denied due to the large group of underage kids there participating in some event run by sixteen year old doormen. I attempted to enjoy my meal, which took nearly an hour to receive, only to get refused by an INCREDIBLY rude bartender (female) who proceeded to tell me that due to the amount of underage kids, they were not accepting my ID. Not only was this unfair, it shows an extreme lack of attentiveness on their part, as my drivers license is obviously me and states my true age. Incredibly disappointed with her attitude and the wait for the unimpressively bland food. Would not recommend to ANYBODY. WOK is far superior and much more reasonably priced.

Posted by cdagg on January 22, 2011 at 3:06 AM

Re: “Charleston Crystal Ball

Poor Planning and Poor Execution:

1. Drink tickets? Who knew there was a limit when the advertisement read "all inclusive". Caused a major alcohol frenzy leading to issue #2.

2. Bar was out of control. Not only did I feel like I was in a mosh pit but why were there not a. mutiple bars b. enough staff?? Imagine the chaos if the bartenders had to deal with cash/credit card.

3. Hors D'oeuvres? Really? cheese cubes and carving stations. But it didn't really matter because there was...

4. Not enough seating/tables. How do you suggest I hold my purse, drink, plate, and eat all at the same time?

5. Who knew the bar closed at 12:30? (unless you were reading your drink tickets while you were waiting in the bar line) Even so, who knew that when the bar closes at 12:30, you would not be able to get a drink at 12:24?

6. Where were the party favors?

7. The ball dropped? Could have seen that better on my 32" tv.

8. I love dancing on broken plastic champagne glasses almost as much as I love...

9. Getting kicked out at 1. I spent approximately 1 hour trying to enjoy my $95 (I'm sorry, I mean $104 bc when I called I was told they were sold out): arrived at 9 and waited in line. got to the bar and waited in line. tried to eat and quickly dismissed that idea. went back to the bar and waited in line. watched the band. waited in line. watched the screen. danced. went to get a drink at "last call", got denied. lights came on and we were herded towards the door.

10. Locked out of the hotel and denied reentry to a. find my friend b. use the restroom c. not freeze to death while i waited on my taxi (for 1 hour) d. not get raped.

What a party.

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Posted by whataparty on January 7, 2011 at 2:31 PM

Re: “Charleston Crystal Ball

It was terrible, my wife and I lasted about 15 minutes before we left in disgust. Open bar, no way, 10 drink tickets which woulx have been fine if we could have actually gotten a drink.there was one bar that was mobbed, I am assuming we would have gotten a drink in about an hour but I wasnt going to waste my entire evening trying. The entire thing was a ripoff, I will never waste my money there again. I am so angry I wasted over $200 on that, one positive is I didnt let it ruin my entire new years because I was smart enough to leave very early.

Posted by Matto on January 2, 2011 at 9:34 AM

Re: “Charleston Crystal Ball

This was absolutely the worst event I have ever been to I in my life. Do not waste your money on this IF these people are dumb enough to try this again next year. It was a sad pathetic joke and here's why: not enough bars, bartenders, or food. It took us 45 minutes to get one drink. They advertised this event as "open bar" however, what they really meant was "we'll give you 10 crappy drink tickets and make you wait an hour for the one drink you can get at a time so that you'll be so pissed off by midnight you won't care that it's a new year." The food was basically chicken tenders and cheese squares. I put on a better spread for my own family for dinner every night. The biggest kicker of all was that they closed the bar at 12:10am, the reason being, "the police are telling us to close the bar because there's too many intoxicated people." I mean really? It WAS new years eve afterall!! So,there goes your remaining 9 drink tickets. People were about to revolt and start a riot. They were throwing their sad little paper drink tickets at the bartenders and event manager. It was unbelievably pathetic waste of $95, wait $104 after the fees were tacked on. My advice, don't go to this next year. I can promise that no one that was there last night will be there next year. This thing sucked.

Posted by disappointed on new years eve on January 1, 2011 at 9:43 AM

Re: “Firefighter Combat Challenge

Do your research. I went to the website listed and this event has been canceled.

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Posted by RavEve on May 29, 2010 at 12:30 PM

Re: “Reel Grits Pride Fest

I wish they were not having this shameful event...the movies/films are garbage and a shame to promote homosexuality...It is a sad day to have a gay pride festival in Charleston...let's keep Charleston half decent and traditional and tell the gay pride people to go elsewhere!

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Posted by riptide on May 14, 2010 at 1:43 PM
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