TKC EXCLUSIVE AND BREAKING NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY MIDDLE OF THE MAP FORUM CONCLUDES WITH MAYOR SLY JAMES INSIGHT INTO AUSTIN DOPE PRICES!!!
The Kansas City Middle Of The Map Forum just finished. It was the first time that fest took place in The Star HQ and today people were a little less friendly after initially being shocked that TKC made it past security. Still, the forum that I really wanted to see was exceptionally interesting.
Why KC May Be The Next Austin
For the most part I zoned at and took more note of the blonde hotties prancing around in spring dresses . . . The pleasantries are something that I've already heard.
One astute observer of the forum said, "This is all great. But where do we go from here??? That should be the big question."
As usual, everybody in the Star room adored Kansas City Mayor Sly James and there was applause after nearly every sentence he completed.
Still, the crowd was easy but he saved the best for last . . .
Mayor Sly ended the forum with this observation: "A quick story. I was talking with my friend from Austin and he remarked 'at the outset of Austin expansion and their ascendancy as the Live Music Capital of the World. What might have sparked all of that development is that Austin had the cheapest dope around.'"
Credit where it's due . . . The line got a laugh but I don't easily dismiss it and the observation might give more credence to talk of marijuana legalization and the current economic boom enjoyed by Colorado after their legalization scheme.
KC Star publisher Mi-Ai Parrish thanked the crowd in front of a UMB promo wall.
I guess it was the "What if" Kansas City wall . . . TKC wrote: What if we stopped raising taxes on po'folk.
This artsy featured artist wizard was actually really good.
Our favorite music lady from Saunders Street Music . . .
Thinking about going to the film fest . . . In the meantime . . .
This blog community wonders . . .
WILL KANSAS CITY BECOME "THE NEXT AUSTIN" AND IF SO, AT WHAT COST?!?!
Developing . . .