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Police expect heavy concert traffic Wednesday

Original post made on Jul 26, 2011

Mountain View commuters should expect a major traffic jam Wednesday afternoon and evening, July 27, due to a sold-out concert at Shoreline Amphitheatre, according to police.


Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, July 26, 2011, 3:04 PM

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Posted by Bruno
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jul 26, 2011 at 3:08 pm

LOL, who!?! Probably part of the reason why I haven't been to Shoreline in the last 8 years.


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Posted by @Bruno
a resident of Monta Loma
on Jul 26, 2011 at 5:30 pm

You're not alone. Never heard of the guy.


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Posted by radio
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jul 26, 2011 at 7:16 pm

It's called country music...ironic that you guys are the rubes in this situation...


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Posted by USA
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jul 26, 2011 at 8:46 pm

USA is a registered user.

This a YouTube vid with pictures and sound: Web Link It has over 5 million hits.

Crank up your speakers.


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Posted by Chupacabra
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jul 27, 2011 at 2:16 pm

"Country"+"Music" = Oxymoron


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Posted by George
a resident of Rex Manor
on Jul 27, 2011 at 2:24 pm

I hope that the MVPD (City of MtnView) is getting extra bucks from the concert folks... No reason for MtnView people to pay the huge overtime costs of the cops...


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Posted by Jes' Sayin'
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Jul 27, 2011 at 2:32 pm

Nice to see that you know how to spell "amphitheater" and "Wednesday", two words that were misspelled in the announcement Liz Wylie sent out. So proud that official Mountain View announcements have no fewer than three misspellings in one paragraph.


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Posted by Jes' Sayin'
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Jul 27, 2011 at 2:33 pm

Nice to see that you know how to spell "amphitheater" and "Wednesday", two words that were misspelled in the announcement Liz Wylie sent out. So proud that official Mountain View announcements have no fewer than three misspellings in one paragraph. Things must be pretty tight over at city hall if they can't even afford a spell checker. Maybe we need to take up a collection.


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Posted by neighbor
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Jul 27, 2011 at 3:02 pm

This article spells it two different ways - one sentence after another...? However, when you Google it - you will find both spellings there, too...?

...Shoreline Amphitheatre, according to police.

The Mountain View Police Department predicts traffic delays on highways 101, 85 and 237 as well as surface streets in the amphitheater...


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Posted by Cooter
a resident of Shoreline West
on Jul 27, 2011 at 3:11 pm

Web Link

Spells it like this...


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Posted by Bo Derek Jeter
a resident of Monta Loma
on Jul 27, 2011 at 3:18 pm

The po'h po'h left me a voicemail at home yesterday afternoon about the possible traffic backup.

I didn't realize that the dude singer who sold out the amplitheeaturrr was a country rock star.

I guess it's time to cowboy up and get home before 101 turns into a parking lot.


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Posted by Andrea Gemmet
Mountain View Voice Editor
on Jul 27, 2011 at 3:23 pm

Andrea Gemmet is a registered user.

@Cooter:
Amphitheater is the preferred spelling in American English. Shoreline uses the British spelling, which is amphitheatre. When using the entire proper name, we run it as Shoreline Amphitheatre, but on second reference to it, we use amphitheater.

It's the same for theatre and theater. "You want to go to a movie theater? Let's go to the Stanford Theatre."

Newspaper style generally follows the first spelling offered in the dictionary.


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Posted by Sparty
a resident of another community
on Jul 27, 2011 at 6:59 pm

Last country concert had a bunch of drunken idiots driving up and down Castro... and getting out and using the storefronts as urinals.

So probably a good thing they warned everyone...

they even used the emergency message system over the phone as well...which seems like a waste of resources to me.


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Posted by CC
a resident of another community
on Jul 28, 2011 at 12:46 pm

Drove through the 85 and 101 spot yesterday on my way home at 6pm and it was nice going.
Thanks to all the updates on the ramps, it was better than a normal week day for me. :)


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