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Why do people take young children places that are clearly not "kid friendly" then complain? (not restaurant related!)

Anonymous
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This weekend my DH and I attended a concert that was clearly referred to as a "Field Party", sponsored by a popular beer company, and the headliner band's name clearly refers to pot smoking and most of their songs mention drinking or smoking.  Looking at pictures from past events, you can clearly see it is an adult oriented, drinking/smoking type of event.  

No, it was not restricted to an 18 or over event, but, as I said, it clearly is adult oriented.  It didn't even start until dark.  

I cannot believe how many people bought their young children (by this I mean under the age of 5) then complained about people drinking and smoking (whether it was cigarettes or other) around their children.  

There was one family in particular that were making a scene.  They had 3 pre-school/toddler aged children with them.  They wanted to stay right in the middle of the crowd around the stage, but were yelling at people about their smoking and drinking.  They were allowing these kids to run around and run into people that clearly had a cup of beer and/or were smoking, then would yell at people for tripping over their kids, spilling beer, getting smoke near them, etc.  They weren't the only ones, but they were the worst.  Most of the families seemed to get the idea after a while and  moved to the outer edges of the field, but this one, they were bound and determined that they were going to make all those nasty smokers and drunks stay the hell away from them.  Yes,  I clearly heard them say it.

Seriously, there is a time and place for kids.  This wasn't one of them!   

Posted by Anonymous on Aug. 19, 2013 at 9:21 AM
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peanutsmommy1
by Ruby Member on Aug. 19, 2013 at 9:22 AM

sounds like the people who got mad at a local casino because they took their kids to a Ke$ha concert

do your homework people!!

2Sparrows4ever
by on Aug. 19, 2013 at 9:22 AM
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Because they're IDIOTS!!!!!!!
momcat437
by Bronze Member on Aug. 19, 2013 at 9:24 AM
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 I agree!  Common sense is clearly not common anymore...

la-cosa-nostra
by Gold Member on Aug. 19, 2013 at 9:25 AM

wow, they are stupid!! should have gotten a babysitter, dumbasses!!! 

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Aug. 19, 2013 at 9:27 AM
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Some people just don't get that their snowflakes cannot come everywhere.

christina0607
by on Aug. 19, 2013 at 9:29 AM
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How could the event organizers not restrict it to 21 and over of there was open drinking? 

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Aug. 19, 2013 at 9:29 AM


Quoting la-cosa-nostra:

wow, they are stupid!! should have gotten a babysitter, dumbasses!!! 

that is exactly what DH and I said (and did.)  Our kids are quite a bit older (teen and pre-teen) and we didn't feel like it was somewhere appropriate even for kids the age of ours so we left them at home in the care of a family member while we went.  

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Aug. 19, 2013 at 9:32 AM
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Quoting christina0607:

How could the event organizers not restrict it to 21 and over of there was open drinking? 

Probably the same way that sports events, NASCAR, or any other type of concert is not always restricted to 21 and over if there is open drinking.  

la-cosa-nostra
by Gold Member on Aug. 19, 2013 at 9:32 AM
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i have young children, but i dont expect the world to stop turning over them! i would never have taken my children, because i would want to have a good time, and i wouldnt want to stop others from having a good time. thats like taking them to the strip club and complaining that they saw naked ladies! 

Quoting Anonymous:


Quoting la-cosa-nostra:

wow, they are stupid!! should have gotten a babysitter, dumbasses!!! 

that is exactly what DH and I said (and did.)  Our kids are quite a bit older (teen and pre-teen) and we didn't feel like it was somewhere appropriate even for kids the age of ours so we left them at home in the care of a family member while we went.  


christina0607
by on Aug. 19, 2013 at 9:33 AM

Kids can attend those types of events and most people don't find it difficult to act reasonably. 

Well then I guess shame on all the people not acting appropriately in front of these kids. It was clearly open to the public, people should have been acting responsibly. 

Quoting Anonymous:


Quoting christina0607:

How could the event organizers not restrict it to 21 and over of there was open drinking? 

Probably the same way that sports events, NASCAR, or any other type of concert is not always restricted to 21 and over if there is open drinking.  


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