Tuesday, July 15, 2008

How was parking?

I missed Friday's Blood Sweat & Tears concert in Lockport, so I don't know how the parking lots filled up. I saw last week in the Buffalo News that Charlene Seekins-Smith said she wasn't going to lower parking prices, although concert organizers said it might be neccessary.

She said the initial crowd estimate of 8,000 for the Gramm performance was exaggerated.

“There were only 4,000 people there. This concert [tonight] is a more popular concert. You get 8,000 or 10,000 people, where are they going to park? We can’t afford to change [the price]. You have to clean up the next day and pay the liability insurance,” Seekins-Smith said.

Paradowski said her advice to satellite parking lot owners would be to cut their fees.

“No sense in being greedy. I think if they’d kept it at $5, they’d have done a lot better. But people get dollar signs in front of their eyes,” the promoter said.

So. Was that lot filled up? Or might Seekins-Smith start to rethink $10 parking? I'd love to hear from people that were there.