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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; This was some bad planning. Help me to understand why you would close two big ramps on game day? I knew they would close Girod to traffic , but to people's feet? So you had the population of WhoDat Nation ...

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Old 11-07-2011, 06:54 AM   #1
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Hoo- Ha outside the Dome sunday - People Jam

This was some bad planning. Help me to understand why you would close two big ramps on game day?

I knew they would close Girod to traffic, but to people's feet?

So you had the population of WhoDat Nation on the Claiborne side, packed up like a fire drill gone wrong.

Add to that the heightened security/ full body scans, and you get about 20,000 people who miss the kickoff.

You know, how can they not tell a Yat from an Al Quaeda?

Fortunately, everyone was in an exceptionally good mood.
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Old 11-07-2011, 07:45 AM   #2
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Well the world we live in its not just Al Quaeda... it is also some nut living next to us now days.
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Well the world we live in its not just Al Quaeda... it is also some nut living next to us now days.
Or the one in the Whitehouse
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These are crazy times.
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Old 11-07-2011, 05:47 PM   #5
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Time have always been crazy. The only difference is now every little thing that happens is posted on the Internet and reported on dozens of news channels and radio...

They just used to make you feel safe by keeping everything quiet. But, I assure you, it was always crazy.
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Old 11-07-2011, 07:17 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by skymike View Post
This was some bad planning. Help me to understand why you would close two big ramps on game day?

I knew they would close Girod to traffic, but to people's feet?

So you had the population of WhoDat Nation on the Claiborne side, packed up like a fire drill gone wrong.

Add to that the heightened security/ full body scans, and you get about 20,000 people who miss the kickoff.

You know, how can they not tell a Yat from an Al Quaeda?

Fortunately, everyone was in an exceptionally good mood.
You know what, after the weekend I had I feel your pain. You would think the city of New Orleans would have it figured out by now. Saturday night in Slidell they had an "Arts Evening", and having this "Arts Evening" the night of the biggest game in the recent history of college games was only the beginning of poor planning. This whole evening is based around promoting businesses in the Old Town area, and they barricade EVERY STREET in Old Town three hours before the event starts. I had to cater several different places in the area and almost got arrested trying to get everything set up. I wound up having to walk 250lbs of ice, 12 cases of wine, and a ton of food 6 blocks and almost wasn't able to get one job done. I was thinking of trying to contact someone who works with the city of New Orleans to get some info on how they organize events, but it looks like they drop the ball too. Oh well, hopefully it was a learning experience on both cities parts and it will get straight next year.
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For what it's worth, the plan was to have the area in question finished before the game. My office is right there on Poydras and Loyola, and it has been a giant cluster-f%$#@ for weeks.

I think the reason they closed it to foot traffic as well as vehicular traffic had to do with the fact that there are major holes and trenches being dug due to the street car lane addition.

But I feel your pain, I bet it was a nightmare!
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Old 11-08-2011, 06:33 AM   #8
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I think the reason they closed it to foot traffic as well as vehicular traffic had to do with the fact that there are major holes and trenches
...and this would be different from any other
street in New Orleans how? ha.

I wouldnt say it was a "nightmare," just inconvienient, and kinda ridiculous.
just seems like it could have been avoided, by using a small fraction of a
brain.

I dont know, if this happened on some other day's I might have gone OJ.
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Or the one in the Whitehouse
...and the Jackass who left before him.
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