AT&T Park(ing Lot) Says “I Love This City” in May

by Live SoMa

When I first heard about the I Love This City music festival- coming to the Parking Lot of AT&T Park this May 25 – 26- I thought that I had officially passed the age threshold of modern music. I had never heard of bands like Kill the Noise, Brodinski, Shit Robot and Helicopter Showdown. And the only Duck Sauce I know about is the kind you dip your egg rolls into.

Turns out, the I Love This City festival features an all electronic music line-up… Instant relief that I might have a couple more years before I have to let go of my youth.

Live Nation is planning to host the “I Love This City” musical festival in parking Lot A on May 25 and 26, 2012.

The event venue will open at 1:30pm, with the show starting at 3:00pm and ending by 11:00pm each evening (Fri and Sat). The estimated attendance for the show is approximately 25,000 people per day.

Early Bird Tickets have sold out for the two day festival, but you can still grab a two day pass over here for $171 or VIP for $376 respectively.

So what does that mean for folks who live around the neighborhood, but may not be into the festival?

The venue will be set up similar to the “Rock the Bells” concert that took place in the lot a few years ago. Speakers will be oriented toward the bay (away from the residences), and measures will be taken to minimize the impact of the event on the surrounding neighborhoods (sufficient security presence to protect nearby residential complexes and public infrastructure, sufficient trash receptacles to minimize accumulation and spreading of garbage, shrink wrapping poles to prevent stickers and graffiti, etc).

Terry Francois Boulevard and Mission Rock will be closed (similar to Giants games) from 6am on Thursday 5/24 through 6pm on Sunday, May 27th. The promoter will also close various neighborhood streets to local traffic only if that is preferred by the residents as a way to mitigate any pedestrian disruption to the neighborhood during the event.

At least they appear to be taking residents into consideration. For more information about the I Love This City Festival, visit their website here.

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