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In Topic: Newport Italianfest, 2017

21 June 2017 - 12:01 AM

I was looking for some traditional Italian music to set the video to but I couldn't find any public domain versions.

In Topic: Beverly Hills Supper Club fire, 40th Anniversary

12 June 2017 - 01:40 AM

There were many people up on the hill that day and many of them wanted to tell someone their story, either about their own experiences or about someone they knew. Some of the visitors had studied the incident and were very knowledgeable, one guy even going as far to show us some of the exposed aluminum wiring sticking out of the ground that was responsible for over heating and starting the fire. Another guy told us about how the Governor had the rubble bull dozed after only 2 weeks before a full out investigation could be done and recalled all the evidence photos, many of which hasn't been seen since. One of these guys was telling us how the current company that owns the property has so much money that they can afford to just sit on it and wait for the memory of the fire to fade so that they can develop it. It's all about making money off of that subdivision or new office building someday. I would be really surprised if they let the property go.

In Topic: Beverly Hills Supper Club fire, 40th Anniversary

11 June 2017 - 03:01 PM

I think they the company that owns the property should donate to the city for a park. They can improve the statue on the hill and create a deck on the hill side so that you can look up at the front of it, recreate the fountain that was in the Garden Room, create a permanent display of surviving objects from the club, have a small amphitheater and create a few hiking trails and some playground equipment. Also, they could have plaques spread around with information about that night and the club. I would rather see the place transformed into something useful, educational and joy rather than trying to just forget that it ever happened by making the place into an office building, which seems like the current owners want to see happen. Letting the place just turn into what it has become seems rather disrespectful to me.

In Topic: Major attraction leaving after this year.

09 June 2017 - 06:14 PM

Firehawk attendance seems to be down as well, from my observation. I think because the wait is so long to ride, even on days when the park is not busy and the line is short. I wouldn't think they would move that one, however, because it is the only thing like it at Kings Island. Even it has a history of being moved, relocated to Kings Island from Geauga Lake in 2007. Unlike Vertigo, which seems kind of pointless since Banshee opened, despite the fact that visitors can ride backwards for half the ride. Removing Adventure Express or Vortex leaves a lot of open space for another coaster down the road, however.

In Topic: Maifest in MainStrasse Village, Covington, Kentucky.

06 June 2017 - 01:18 AM

Schmidt's in German Town, Columbus is quite tasty!