word has it that the State Street tailgates have been shut down today. I am appalled that the city of Ann Arbor feels they need to take this away from the students considering the students account for the majority of Ann Arbors economy. Any thoughts on this?
The usual: should get ramped up about a half-hour before gametime. Read the Live Blog Chaos Mitigation Post for more detail on what's going on here if you're new. Start time: 11:30.
I am wondering why that happened too. If that is true there has to be some reason. Although tailgating occurs all around the stadium, it does not make sense why they would shut it down. Complaints there could have been. Who knows? One can only speculate.
It's lame how the Ann Arbor local government wants to crack down on the parties. They are always picking on something, whether its Fraternities or house parties. The only thing Ann Arbor, and the state of Michigan for that matter, has going for it is UM. They should be begging students to spend money, not making their lives miserable.
Which reminds me, I went to the ND game and the gate guy and cop behind him were INCREDIBLY rude to my girlfriend, who tried to get in with a purse that was no more than a quarter-inch bigger than the limit. It's one thing to nicely say that the bag is too big, it's another to give people huge attitude... They weren't even nice enough to mention that there is a BAG CHECK in Crisler! They also wouldn't let me back out of the stadium to help my girl deal with the situation. She didn't go to UM and luckily figured out the bag check (I had no idea)... I couldn't believe the attitude these guys were pulling on a Michigan alum - the only group of people who were spending money in their city. Those two dolts had no skills are lucky to be employed!
Anyway, Ann Arbor may get what it deserves if it keeps hassling the golden goose...