Annual trashing of Pittsburgh by Kenny Chesney fans breaks tonnage record


#1

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#2

Nasty, really nasty.


#3

'Murica, 'Murica, We’re Number One!!!

Repeat ad nauseum.


#4

Are you sure this is America? Wouldn’t the fireworks burn a bunch of it off?


#5

I wonder if this Kenny Chesney fellow minds that his name appears in so many headlines along side the word “trash”. Does he even appeal to his shitty fans to knock it off or is this some sort of badge of honor for them?


#6

Are we really sure that this sort of behavior isn’t actually part of the ideology? It’s been my experience that country music fans are climate change deniers, which is really to say that they simultaneously believe that environmental destruction is good, necessary and impossible.


#7

I wasn’t familiar with Mr. Chesney’s oeuvre. A link took me to this interview, http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/music/2016/06/30/Kenny-Chesney-returns-to-Heinz-Field/stories/201606300160 which must break a tonnage record of its own for the use of “I” by a celebrity. He is so self-absorbed that that his new “social statement”, Noise, is a complaint about how all the politics and stuff in the country is disturbing his mindless partying.


#8

Rollin’ coal!!


#9

The Kenny Chesney Fan Club is called No Shoes Nation. From the article: “This is not the Kenny crowd, that’s not what we do,” he said. “No Shoes Nation does not do that.”

Clearly a fan club that prides itself on getting trashed and not following rules does do that.


#10

Venues now factor the cleanup into his production company’s lease.


#11

Can’t the city forbid the even from taking places? In Europe you’d be ostracised after ONE such event, let alone two…


#12

No true Scotsman, eh?


#13

Sure they can, but the answer to this question is the same as many others.$

Anyway, Guy Costa, Pittsburgh’s chief operations officer sez
“I think we’ve seen major, major improvements,”


#14

“I’m just a regular Joe with a regular job
I’m your average white suburbanite slob
I like football and porno and books about war
I’ve got an average house with a nice hardwood floor
My wife and my job, my kids and my car
My feet on my table and a Cuban cigar
But sometimes that just ain’t enough
To keep a man like me interested
No, I’ve gotta go out and have fun
At someone else’s expense
I’m an asshole”


#15

The infamously rowdy country music concert attracted about 40,000 people from across Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia and New York, officials said. They estimated 15,000 people showed up to tailgate outside in the parking lots and along the North Shore before the show started.

More than 2 lbs of trash littered per person. What’s the average for a big stadium concert or other event. You gotta figure they take some of that into account under the logistics of hosting such large attendance numbers. But, geez. Get the bulldozers out?


#16

An aware proactive city government would have said ‘no thanks’ when the idea of the concert came up knowing his history. That or the contract allowing it would have required that the performer pay treble damages for the cleanup. Of course either of those would have required ‘aware and proactive’ which virtually never applies to any government.


#17

Are they sure the fans left it?
Perhaps it’s just his music manifest in solid form?


#18

Lol, condensed shitty music, a powerful force of pollution.


#19

The stuff of nightmares…


#20

I’ve heard of noise pollution, but I thought it was metaphorical, not literal.