Rash prediction?

Let’s check back in on this one in September. According to the June 15 issue of Rolling Stone, executive producer Charlie Jones, with Capital Sports & Entertainment, the outfit bringing us the Austin City Limits Music Festival September 15-17, reportedly said, “We expect the grounds to look like a golf course.” Zilker. In September. “The park is a lot prettier now than it’s been in the past,” was the preface to the stated expectation. Remember last year’s dust? After the week’s worth of temperatures in the upper nineties now predicted, Zilker will be well on the way to that expected September golf-course look.

4 Comments so far

  1. omit (unregistered) on June 7th, 2006 @ 10:50 am

    I think they’re sharing the cost of installing a sprinkler system? Should be good.

  2. M1EK (unregistered) on June 8th, 2006 @ 10:42 am

    Yes, but installing a sprinkler system now is going to be way too late to get the grounds looking nice by September.

  3. Rantor (unregistered) on June 8th, 2006 @ 11:26 am

    Even those neighbors with irrigation systems who run them every night of the week all night long have lawns that look pretty parched by the end of the day. Turn thousands of people onto the turf and I don’t think it’ll be pretty. Of course, with enough water the grounds can be churned into mud. That’ll take care of any dust.

  4. M1EK (unregistered) on June 8th, 2006 @ 1:04 pm

    The whole thing is just absurd – they argue it can’t be moved later in the fall because we’re somehow to believe that there’s an incredible overlap between the ACL patronage and the crowd going to a UT football game such that you can’t possibly have this on a UT football weekend (not even on an away weekend). Give me a break.

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