Leave space for others, too
Before I go any further into this letter, let me emphasize that I think the Music on the Half Shell is an awesome event. What I have an objection to is allowing people to save their area with blankets.
It is the same people every week in the same spots. It’s nice of them to leave the outside areas and the back rows for the people who come in late.
We had this problem a few years ago at the fair. People would go to the concert area as soon as the fair opened and save the benches until concert time. They took care of that problem and they can do the same at the Half Shell.
I realize they take donations at the events, but I think someone who has a prime spot should donate more than someone who sits on the side or in the back. Have a volunteer collect the donations.
I volunteer at the hospital on Tuesdays. When I go over the bridge, the whole front of the concert area is covered at 5:30. To me, this is a form of prejudice against people who live in outlying areas. I know the people who do this don’t care, but as my personal protest, I will never attend one of these concerts until something changes.
Discrimination is discrimination, no matter how you look at it.