Great articulation of how I felt about "Midsummer", although I missed the last 5 mintues because I was gone at the intermission.
He played it very well. Further his wit and quickness with a quip was still there. God bless him.
I am boycotting this event until Spoleto, Italy has a Charleston Festival..
A young man's journey of self-discovery through the Italian countryside. Duh.
So what did you expect the Spoleto blog to be about?
Blah blah... spoletto....blah blah.....
Venus in Fur was excellent.....don't miss your last chance to see it tonight!
Who says that Scott is a more excellent violinist than Nuttall?
Thank you for the above comments. I have lost a great deal of respect for City Paper this festival thanks to Jeffrey Day's reviews.
This is my real name, insofar as it matters to have a "real" name.
Wow, people that feel the need to correct people over the simplest, stupid thing are SOOOO cool! Surely you have better things to do, maybe work on getting a life and leaving a real name when you comment instead of some childish name.
THIS got a B, and the fun yet artistically-questionable, difficult-to-hear Bloody Bloody got an A???!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? How do you people qualify your reviews and grades? And, I suppose, the more pressing question to ask is, how do you people QUALIFY to review in the first place? The last piece I saw that left as indelible an impression as this vibrant, wonderful, hysterically funny, emotionally-rich Midsummer was Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake of the late 90's. It was cathartic, raucous, urgent, ceremonial, irreverent, and just simply the best Spoleto piece I've seen in the five years I've had the good fortune to call Charleston home.
Agreed. It is largely because of DBs like this author that we have a hard time getting improvements for biking infrastructure. What does he care? He lives in Columbia anyway.
What was the point of this article? To let us know you're an idiot and/or a douche when it comes to transporting yourself? Well done. CCP, you're really hauling in the talent these days.
Of course it isn't free, there would have to be investment in these things from the public sector, no different from the money spent (poorly) on the infrastructure that's already in place.
A lot of opposition to creating better public/mass transportation options is either economic or deals with "only works in high-density population areas" arguments. Well, neither one should apply here. Either the area looks at working out some really innovative solutions to its traffic problems, or the population boom is going to level out and then reverse again. Sooner or later, people will get sick of it and find somewhere else to live. A proper modern city, perhaps, like Atlanta or Charlotte or (gasp) Greenville/Spartanburg.
Ooh, and another idea I left out: FERRIES
All of which is free of course.
"...Spanish themed hors d’oeuvres..."
You mean "entremeses" or, perhaps, "tapas"?
Yes, you can ban cars from downtown. Build several large parking structures in the neck and increase public transport to downtown centers. Encourage bike sharing programs.
Leave downtown streets for necessary commercial traffic along a few key streets and everything else is pedestrian. Why not?
Build light rail across the rivers to Mt. P and West Ashley and parallel to the Interstate up to Summerville (or even Orangeburg).
I can understand the desire for people safely encased in their two-ton armor suits for we bikers to be as concerned as they are about breaking traffic rules. But frankly, why not take advantage of the increased mobility that bicycles provide and ride on sidewalks (when it's safe to do so), and ride the wrong way down one way streets (when it's safe to do so). Traffic rules against those things were designed for lumbering steel beasts, hard to stop and easy to cause death and destruction. They were not created for nimble humans on bicycles able to turn on a dime and stop in ten feet. Cyclists can safely live by a different set of rules. Get out of your cars and expand your urban traveling options.
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