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Monday, June 16, 2008
This is My Last Pittsburgh Bashing Post I Promise...
For Some reason I have been in a rut with the Burgh lately. Maybe it was the Penguins losing the Stanley Cup, the Kenney Chesney concert, or the fact that I was out of town for a bit. I'm not sure, but whatever it is I can't stop thinking of reasons why Pittsburgh can't compete with other cities. This story in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette caught my attention, and is a blatant example of the city's struggles. AARP was scouring the Pittsburgh Arts Festival for 50 and over models. Yeah thats right 50+ models. The arts festival is a place were the young scenesters of Pittsburgh should come out to play. It should be a place for young singles and young professionals to mingle, but if you have ever been to the arts festival in Pittsburgh, it kind of is the opposite. The art mostly sucks and it is a lot of fannypacks. They usually have a couple of outdoor concerts worth seeing, but that is about it. AARP has set up a tent the last four years at the Pittsburgh Arts Festival "because the city is known for its senior citizens." Awesome, just the reputation that Pittsburgh needs.