Saturday, October 13, 2018
TKC TOLD YOU SO!!! KANSAS CITY ART EVENT 'OPEN SPACES' CONCERT MOSTLY EMPTY FOR THE ROOTS LAST NIGHT!!!
Sadly, just as we predicted, local media is keeping it a secret but Kansas City Internets denizens confirm our reporting on the FAILED Kansas City OPEN SPACES finale.
To wit . . .
LAST NIGHT THE ROOTS PLAYED TO A MOSTLY EMPTY STARLIGHT THEATRE AND MANY LOCAL FANS SEEMED DISAPPOINTED BY LOW TURNOUT!!!
It's not just one picture out there that confirms our reporting but many.
Here's a quick glimpse of the discourse . . .
Wide shot of empty Starlight: "This is pretty embarrassing"
Looks like only a few hundred: Getting ready for The Roots!
Another look and excuse: The cold and rainy weather kept most people away. Its like a private show up in here!
Now . . .
Open Spaces Organizers need to take the blame for this - Mid-October in Kansas City is ALWAYS COLD. Starlight as the finale venue was a silly choice and any local adult should've checked the forecast.
This event is ALREADY running a $750K deficit and last night likely only worsened the damage.
Without a vote, Kansas City taxpayers started financing this debacle to the tune of $500K. Last night's empty venue CONFIRMS this was money misspent.
And so . . .
WHAT SUCKS IS THAT OUR TKC BLOG COMMUNITY IS THE FIRST AND ONLY KANSAS CITY NEWSY SOURCE HOLDING MAYOR SLY AND CITY HALL BUREAUCRATS LIKE MEGAN CRIGGER ACCOUNTABLE!!!
Moreover . . .
THIS IS NEARLY A MILLION BUCKS WORTH OF TAXPAYER MONEY WASTED ON A FAILED CONCERT AND ARSTY GARBAGE WITHOUT ANY VOTER INPUT!!!
This is nothing less than Mayor Sly & Co playing with taxpayer funds like their own personal piggy bank as the myth of the influential "creative class" transforming Kansas City has finally been exposed as a lie.
You decide . . .