THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Thursday, August 19 197
Page TWO THE MIQIIGAN AIYTuday.eI . #.f, 19 1971
City and organizers
praise rock concerts
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Others say there are still
friendly panhandlers but add that
panhandling seems to be on the
increase lately and that many
asking for "spare change" are
likely to utter "pig!" or other
obscenities if one refuses to of-
Several travelers stopping in
Ann Arbor have expressed dis-
pleasure at what they termed
the unfriendliness of people on
Ann Arbor streets.
One couple said they felt the
people here resented outsiders.
Another commented, "It wasn't
this way last summer."
One person who says he has
lived in Ann Arbor for five years
and just returned from several
months in California says he is
"taken aback" at the change in
the community. "There's a lot
more people now as well as a dif-
ferent mood," which he attri-
buted in part to a more wide-
spread use of hard drugs.
One police officer interviewed
in front of PJ's restaurant on
State St. gave the opinion that
"people around here are really
getting restless and hostile."
Police Chief Walter Krasny re-
ports that breaking and enter-
ing is presently on the rise in
One guess seems to be as good
as another as to the causes of
this apparent discontent. It's
Mars, say some. Astronomy
Prof. Hazel Losh affirms reports
that Mars is the closest to the
earth it has been or will be in
A worker at Ozone House, how-
ever, says there are other causes
for the reported hostilities. In ad-
dition to the fact that there are
a lot of people who have no way
to earn money, she says, "There
are a lot of kids who come here
from Detroit and other places
who just don't have a feeling for
"They've heard about Ann Ar-
bor - the place where people
live communally and everything
is shared - but they don't rea-
lize people have to work hard
together to achieve that," she
"It's naivete. They come here
expecting Mecca, and when
their expectations aren't met
they get frustrated and hostile."
Another young Ann Arbor wo-
man sees people's attitudes as
part of a larger trend. "Nobody
I know has had a good summer
in Ann Arbor. There's a general
BESIDES THE TRIBAL COUNCIL'S rock concerts at Gallup Park, there were weekly concerts,
sponsored by Summer City program, on People's Plaza. Although attendance at these has dropped
considerably in the last few weeks, some devoted fans remain.
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__ KBob(Continued from Page 1) Duff says that the concerts this around looking at each othi
B b G l e i limmediately asked to leave the ed crowds of about 6,000 to 7,000 bee than listening to music
and his blues band area. Local youth are hired each compared to about 4,000 people "Sometimes the music l
Sunday as rangers to provide in- last year, although lately the something to be desired, say
ternal security for the concerts. crowds have been decreasing in other, "but I like to come '
TON I GHT According to Duff, organizers size. it's fun and it's the place to
9 :30 to 1 :30 are discouraging people from In contrast to the apparent or- As long as donations con
outside the Ann Arbor - Ypsilan- derly running of the concerts, to support the program,
ti area from attending the con- many local rock fans are saying says, the concerts will con
50c cover-No price hike certs. "We feel as long as it's that the quality of the concerts through the first two Sunda
o community event, people under- has gone down over the summer September.
208 W . Huron stand what's going on and know or is worse than last summer.
Sd n what they can or can't do" "There's less rapport with the The Michigan Daily, edited an
Food, drink nd diversion "We found that 90 per cent of bands than there used to be," aged by studenis at the Univer
the people we talked to who were Michigan. News phone: 764-0552.
selling drugs came from outside says one person. "There's less class postage paid at Ann Arbor,
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