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Remove the Stage Benches at Summerfest

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I'm a Milwaukee native, and for years, Summerfest was always something I had looked forward to. It's a great event that brings so many different people together in the spirit of music. However, there is one glaringly huge problem. The benches in font of the performance stages.

Every year those things cause a plethora of problems. First, conflicts over bench spots cause fights, I've seen it. That's not how music festivals should be. Second, those standing on the benches impact the view of other festival goers. Its so bad that, if you didn't show up at least four hours before an act you'd like to see, congratulations, you get to stare at people's butts all night instead of your favorite artist's stage production. And finally, safety. I can't even count how many times I've seen a person try to dance in their tiny little bench space only to trip, fall, and usually end up with a head or neck injury and have to be rescued by medical staff. 

These benches only get in the way of everyone's enjoyment. They're extremely inefficient when it comes to saving space, cause conflict and disappointment, and are about the most unsafe things to drunk people, since cars were invented.



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