A much-needed tiny tweak for our downtown
UPDATE: Rogero's twitter account said they'll look into it.
Knoxville has a thriving Market Square now, after years of "not much going on downtown." And yet... I had never seen someone ticketed WHILE loading their gear into a venue. Until now. Good work, Knoxville, I'm sure that $16 will be put to good use while our local, very vocal, very awesome, DEDICATED artists pay up... because we lacked the foresight to put common sense in our city codes.
As the commenter in this Facebook post notes, other cities have made allowances for artists to load in their gear. Surely we can do the same. (Or, I dunno, exercise common sense once in a blue moon.)
Sigh. Will someone please propose a doggone loading zone to whatever charter needs it so this isn't a problem?
Think about when other artists see this. It makes it harder for the venues on this side of the street to book shows. It lessens our appeal to people who would otherwise come here, perform here, draw business here... Also, this ticket should immediately be revoked.