Music Festivals Could Put Small Towns On The Map

A couple of weeks ago, an electronic music festival was held right outside of Atlanta, in a small town called Chattahoochee Hills, for upwards of 140,000 people.
The festival, TomorrowWorld, chose Chattahoochee Hills primarily because of its location: open fields, nice weather, and in the middle of nowhere, allowing the sound to be very loud and last well into the wee hours of the morning.
Some local residents were disturbed and made sound complaints, but the county commissioner had other words to say.
“What this is going to represent for Fulton County, lil’ ole Fulton County, is unimaginable,” said Commissioner Pitts.
He went on to praise the festival due to it bringing in a massive amount of revenue and money flow in general for Fulton County. The hotels that are not commonly occupied because they are more expensive were completely booked. It is typically the “rinky dink”, said Pitts, which are somewhat booked.
“I was under the impressive that the noise would be ‘boom BOOM boom BOOOM’, but that was not the case,” said Pitts.
The population, which is less than 2,400 people, was a huge reason TomorrowWorld chose Chattaoochee Hills. What Pitts had to say about the noise clearly proves their choice to be wise.
“I just wanted to say to you publicly, that it would not have happened without you,” said Pitts.
Pitts’ words were one of the first endorsements to any sort of massive music festival.
In fact, in late 2012, Ultra Music Festival in downtown Miami, Florida, specifically Bayfront Park, was challenged by the local government to be shut down.
A letter was even written by the city council. The promoters of UMF had to pay a fortune to keep it running. This is one more reason an open field is more ideal for a festival.

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