Parties to end early for conventioneers

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by wdlove, Jul 12, 2004.

  1. wdlove macrumors P6


    Oct 20, 2002
    The party designer is all lined up, the $1,000-a-head guest list is rounded out with Ben Affleck, Billy Baldwin, and Sean Astin, and the superchic Louis Boston is finalized as the setting. But there's one thing this convention bash won't be doing, and that's rocking into the night. Not in Boston.

    The city denied its application to let the Red Hot Chili Peppers play until midnight. They have to quit at 11. And they're not the only ones being told they can't go late. Parties around the city are being turned down for requests to go into the early morning during the week of the Democratic National Convention.

    Nightclubs like Felt and The Rack asked to stay open later than the city's 2 a.m. bar and restaurant curfew and were denied, as were Stephanie's on Newbury Street and Jacques in Bay Village. Several North End cafes, hoping to serve cappuccino to sleepy delegates after hours were also told no.

    In a city that sprang from Puritan roots, even John F. Kerry apparently doesn't have the juice to keep a celebration going. A request to let a party in his honor at Avalon continue until 3 a.m. was denied.

    ''There will be nothing past 2 a.m.," declared Patricia A. Malone, director of the Mayor's Office of Consumer Affairs and Licensing. ''There are public safety issues. The city doesn't have the resources to allow for the operation of a licensed premise after the legal closing time."

    To some delegates and other out-of-towners expecting to let their hair down at the convention -- many of them accustomed to later closing times in their hometowns or no closing times at all -- Boston's prohibitions seemed almost prudish.
  2. Xenious macrumors 6502a

    Mar 22, 2004
    Texas, USA
    Time to go party in DC or NYC ahha. Man boston is getting a bad rap this week.
  3. G4scott macrumors 68020


    Jan 9, 2002
    Austin, TX
    Maybe that's why Steve Jobs didn't want Apple to make a showing at MacWorld Boston...
  4. PalmHarborTchr macrumors member

    Feb 26, 2003
    Could Republican operatives be at work?

    This issue may be moote as Bush will probably declair marshal law
    and suspend the election to protect the fatherland from the threat
    of terrorism.
  5. wdlove thread starter macrumors P6


    Oct 20, 2002
    Chances are Steve Jobs is an early to bed and early to rise type of guy. Smart high powered individuals get an early start. I don't thing the night life had anything to do with Steve's decision.

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