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Post by oleschoolaggie on Nov 1, 2019 11:01:18 GMT -5
actually, i go to the alumni concert for "social reasons" more so than the entertainment. i don't mind the expensive cost of the tickets because i know that the proceeds are going to a worthy cause. every now and then i enjoy getting "dressed up" and being around a lot of aggie alums who are also "dressed up", that's a beautiful atmosphere to me and the main reason i go.
i just wish they'd bring in entertainers who are up tempo party type performers. i just saw "war" 2 weeks ago at the mgm casino near my house and they were very entertaining to be as old as they are. they sang "cisco kid", "me and baby brutha", "slippin' in the darkness", and "the world is a ghetto" amongst others and they had the crowd "jamming". they might be a good group for the alumni concert...
she's the "symbol" of lady aggie basketball excellence. its amber calvin's "show time" in aggieland!! the queen of "no look" passes...
i just saw "war" 2 weeks ago at the mgm casino near my house and they were very entertaining to be as old as they are. they sang "cisco kid", "me and baby brutha", "slippin' in the darkness", and "the world is a ghetto" amongst others and they had the crowd "jamming". they might be a good group for the alumni concert...
Interesting conversation about GHOE on social media:
This is why I think that a hotel with a parking deck would be Ideal. It could be the release valve for GHOE. After all of this social media chatter parking deck hotel enclosed walk way perhaps people mover could be beginning of development for North campus and surrounding areas.
The thing about a hotel is it would be empty except for three times of the year: homecoming, the beginning of the school year, and the end of the school year.
Howard had a hotel for a long time and they eventually converted it to their bookstore and offices for precisely the above reason. It simply wasn't profitable enough over the course of an entire year to justify continuing to utilize the space as a hotel.
A cost-effective people mover designed by engineering students... That would be genius.
1) That probably wouldn't be nearly enough to offset the cost of running a full-service hotel over the course of a year.
2) If I'm a coach I'm not staying at the opposing school's hotel in the first place regardless of whether it's cheaper or not.
I did forget about the track and field events. It would be packed during that timeframe as well. That being typed I don't think three or four major weekends combined with an empty building the majority of the year is going to be anything but a huge money-loser.
This is simply a case where we could learn from the mistakes of others. If a tourist destination with a large minority population such as DC was unable to support a hotel at an hbcu, it's not particularly wise for Ayantee to try it in a much smaller market. At one point the Union had hotel rooms and they were largely unused the majority of the year. Granted this was in the early 90s when we weren't nearly as large as we are now but it serves as another cautionary example.