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Tuesday, March 23, 2004

Invasion of the Parrotheads

While I know there are far more important things going on, I feel compelled to mention the effort by Fenway residents to prevent a Jimmy Buffet concert at Fenway Park. Their concern is having lots of drunken party people in the area, something that doesn't seem to bother them too much during the 81 Red Sox home games every season (that crowd isn't exactly the same as you see at the opera, you know).

And if you want tranquil, family-friendly living, the "crime-free" Fenway, as a WBCN DJ sarcastically calls it, may not be the best area to make your home, either, with the proximity to the stadium, BU and the Landsdowne street late-night establishments. The people there complaining remind me of the people in the neighborhood where I went to college who complained about places staying open late and people making noise. It's a college campus, for Christ's sake, not a retirement facility, I always said. A similar argument applies here.