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Re: “All the crowds from High Water Festival 2018

I counted two Black faces: one a security guard, and one a performer.

Should've called it The Gentrifestival.

Posted by Gabriel Gotaway on July 19, 2018 at 10:09 AM

Re: “Margo Price, Sturgill Simpson, and Widespread Panic rocked Trondossa this weekend

There were a lot of cops and it was an impressive show of force. I really think in this day and age the police are more concerned with deadly shootings than recreational drugs. I saw lots of weed in all forms and didn't notice any cops giving anyone a hard time. Porta potties closer would have been nice. If there is no reentry to the venue place the sign on the OUTSIDE of the venue not the inside...duh! Heard lots of complaining about the beer selection. All of the shows I saw were amazing. Very impressed with how punctual everything was. Great festival.

Posted by Helene Conway on May 7, 2018 at 10:32 PM

Re: “Margo Price, Sturgill Simpson, and Widespread Panic rocked Trondossa this weekend

Only made it for Panic both nights.

In my opinion, the set-up for the festival was LESS than ideal:

-$10 parking EACH DAY. That is ON TOP OF A $200 two day pass, AT LEAST a half mile walk to the venue (im not in the GREATEST shape, but far from unhealthy, and I wasnt PHYSICALLY taxed, but after paying $10, you would think it MIGHT/SHOULD be a quicker walk to the gates.) The walk itself through the property was rather interesting/enjoyable looking at the old Naval quarters and housing.
-Port-o-potties that were AT LEAST a 300-400 yards from viewing area***, and a lack of them inside the venue and outside the venue. During my half mile walk, I didnt see one!
-I did, however, see (I dont know if I should be sarcastic here or not, but..) probably 70% of the Charleston and/or North Charleston Police force there. Luckily, I didnt see anyone being hassled by them, minus seeing them carrying away what LOOKED to be a Nitrous Tank in a duffle bag while going in the second night, so apparently people were on good enough behavior. The officers I spoke with were also very helpful and kind. It just seemed that, and this is just my opinion, they had SOO MANY Police there in order to almost be intimidating (maybe it worked and thats why people were on such good behavior. If you know they are most likely looking, you arent going to do anything illegal). It felt like they could have had HALF of the amount they had, and still been successful.
However, they did kind of drop the ball after the show the first night. About 5 mins walking outside of the gates, that all too familiar sound of hissing and 2 for $20!!! began to ring out. I looked to my buddy and said You've got to be kidding me! I cant believe these Nitrous guys have the balls to be selling with sooo many cops around. Well, it turned out that pretty much ALL the cop cars we saw walking in were GONE.(PROBABLY back out on the roads, to catch people who had been slamming $8 PBRs since 3pm). The second night, to me, it looked like there were MAYBE 10% less police however, the whole Nitrous situation wasnt quite as wild. Only heard one tank. (Just stating my observations. I dont want any replies saying If NO2 bothers you, just dont buy it or whatever.) That first night, it was just sooo blatant that the only logical way they were getting away with it, is they had to have payed someone off (most likely a law officer or two).
-Also, and I may be in the minority here, but no BOOZE. If I had come in early for the afternoon sets, drinking a few of those $10 craft beers in the hot weather would have me napping before the sun went down. Hell, it was Cinco de Mayo. I wasnt able to celebrate the way Americans celebrate with a Margarita or a Corona! (That was kind of a little joke, but a Margarita on a hot spring/summer day would be nice! ) I do know that, especially in my great state of SC, the selling of alcohol is pretty strict. I am sure many licenses are involved with vending, and obtaining a liquor license is probably pretty pricey. Still would have been nice to have a bourbon to sip on rather than those filling PBRs and craft beers that you must drink rather hastily or else its gonna go warm in that Charleston heat.

With ALL of that said, Im still glad I bought the ticket, and took the ride and made it down from Greenville. Ive seen my fair share of Panic shows (stopped counting around 120), and those were TWO DAMN GOOD, SOLID PANIC SHOWS!!!. I had a blast, got to see old friends, had some good seafood, so all in all, I had a great weekend! Thanks for having us! RIP Col. Bruce Hampton

***The first evening after entering the festival grounds, I asked a Police officer if those (pointing to the Port-o-Potties that were about 300-400 yards away) were the only ones. He said Yes, they have a formula that uses the amount of tickets sold and figures out how many to set up. Granted, it was between Sturgill Simpsons set and Panics, but the lines were AT LEAST 15 deep for each Port-o-Potty. I had enough time to jog, wait in the beer line, grab beers, and make it back to the line before my friend even got to use it.

Last night after the show, I stayed with a friend who lives on James Island. He said that they held a festival at the same venue the previous weekend, which had at least one other stage, and that was the reason that the Port-o-Potties were where they were. That sort of makes sense, but I WOULD ASSUME that if that festival had at least two stages, they probably had more fans, so the formula the Police officer spoke of wouldnt make since... Just sayin...

Hope everyone who attended had a blast and made it home safely!

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Posted by Lee Dabrowski on May 7, 2018 at 5:28 PM

Re: “10 must-follow Charleston foodie Instagram accounts


Posted by Andrew Grubbs on May 3, 2018 at 5:50 PM

Re: “10 must-follow Charleston foodie Instagram accounts

Ha - HOW THE HELL did Chatlestonfoodieguy make this list? Pretty sure most people know what a PUBLIX sub looks like...

Posted by Andrew Grubbs on May 3, 2018 at 5:43 PM

Re: “Edmund's Oast Brewing Co. review, April 4, 2018

Why is this news? All of this stuff looks pretty pedestrian. Fish and chips? A hot dog? Cheesy bread? Did they not have time to do mac and cheese?

I dont get the obsession with this place.

Posted by OGBeavisChrist on April 8, 2018 at 9:44 PM

Re: “Scenes from the 2018 Charleston snowstorm

Thanks for sharing these great photos

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Posted by Paula Scholz on January 4, 2018 at 10:15 PM

Re: “The Darling Oyster Bar Review

Sounds great...I think. Now: where is it ?

Cross streets, down or uptown (below Calhoun or Cannon), and at what hours of service -- lunch, after 10:PM, or what ?

Cheeze !

Posted by Gene Corrigan on July 26, 2017 at 4:33 AM

Re: “2017 Southeastern Beard and Moustache Championship

Shout out to Aaron Johnston for being voted member of the year!!! He won a very handsome custom built trophy and felt very honored. He made his sisters proud! Aaron and Natali love their beard and whiskerina community. Great job guys!!! Love ya Sweety Baby...

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Posted by Katherine Colleen Appodaca on May 29, 2017 at 10:20 PM

Re: “All the nasty signs from Saturday's Women's March on Charleston

Hey Michael I'm Mac I have white hair and my sign said "women unite" and you took photos of me and my friends near the pizza shop and my friend, Jessie, holding the "Life Liberty Property? Guess What's Mine" sign was with us and I was wondering if you could email me the pictures? My email is

Posted by Mackenzie Nienstedt on January 22, 2017 at 5:41 PM

Re: “All the nasty signs from Saturday's Women's March on Charleston

37 pictures, hundreds of people, one black person.

Posted by Steve Browder on January 22, 2017 at 4:07 PM

Re: “All the nasty signs from Saturday's Women's March on Charleston

Nasty? Fuck you.

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Posted by Rich Distel on January 22, 2017 at 6:27 AM

Re: “PHOTOS: Sinister Charleston Halloween party @ Memminger, 2016

Very cool!!

Posted by Mike Murga on December 4, 2016 at 1:35 PM

Re: “2016 CPMA Showcase

Thank you to all the performers, the City Paper, and Kelly Rae for an incredible night

Posted by Gerald Mindel on November 19, 2016 at 12:47 AM

Re: “PHOTOS: Vickery's Halloween party, 2016

This was such a fun event! Can't wait until next year!

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Posted by Jennifer Gavin on October 31, 2016 at 12:29 AM

Re: “A peek inside Le Farfelle

Wishing the best to Michael, Caitlin and the entire team. Glad to have them join our wonderful restaurant community.
Mickey Bakst

Posted by mickeyandellen on July 18, 2016 at 6:42 PM

Re: “Valentine's Day Sock Hop

All I saw in the photos were white people. Why was The City Paper not labeling this event as "racist," as it is so eager to do with Tea Parties? (Just kidding. We know why.)

Posted by hellhound4hire on February 17, 2010 at 2:13 AM

Re: “Dunleavy's Polar Plunge

What a fat fat fatty

Posted by mattm1865 on January 8, 2010 at 4:30 PM

Re: “Kulture Klash 5

Anson Cyr. It was the first painting sold, Wednesday before the event. Another artist purchased it.

Posted by KK on November 10, 2009 at 1:24 PM

Re: “Kulture Klash 5

and by this i mean the skull with the beard?

Posted by EC on November 9, 2009 at 2:58 PM
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