Dave was excellent and on a roll for a good hour with a 95% great crowd behind him until a series of morons derailed his set for at least 10 minutes (after polite and repeated warnings before the show even began). Comedians headlining 3,000 seat theater gigs are not looking for an interactive experience unless they EXPLICITLY ASK FOR ONE. When you have an entire theater of paying customers yelling at you to shut up and shushing you, take the note. Again, Dave was outstanding. I've read about a lot of problems at his other shows and from the Cleveland experience, it is squarely the audience's fault (a small but significant, loud and insufferably rude subset of the audience).
I believe the 3rd condition was that Haslam not remove a bronze statue of Al Lerner at the team HQ in Berea: one of the several Kim Jung Un style tributes to his father that Randy commissioned while owner of the team. See also: renaming the street the stadium is on Alfred Lerner Way, the "AL" initials on the sleeve (like he was Paul Brown or something) that Haslam promptly dropped, and those videos they'd show 30 or 45 min before kickoff on gameday about Browns history that always ended with a still photo of Al Lerner and the VO "and then new leadership arrived to take the Browns into the next generation" like some goddamn propaganda video (these started popping up shortly after Lerner's death).
I agree that the city leadership should have had a better plan (or one at all) but I also think growing the film industry in Cleveland is a worthwhile endeavor. How Clevelanders react to this traffic issue will likely make or break the tax credit in Ohio. Kill the Irishman shot in Detroit because they had a tax credit and we didn't at the time. In all fairness, we've been warned about this all spring and could plan our commutes better. And for the person asking why they can't shoot from 9 to 4 - it doesn't work that way. First off, yes they do shoot earlier than 9. Filmmaking is not a 9 to 5 job. Secondly, from what I understand they're staging an elaborate action sequence with vehicles, etc. Not the type of thing you can bring in and clear out in a matter of hours. It's closed for weeks because that's what the production requires - just like when The Avengers had E. 9th closed. There is literally a small village of crew occupying the space.
Shouldn't knowing when and how to use possessive apostrophes be a prerequisite for being a professional writer or editor?
I was with 5 friends and we just wanted to say hello to some other friends who were parked there about 45 min before kickoff. It works if you just say "fuck off" to the man trying to collect your money.
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