UPDATE on Playing For Change

WE HAVE BEEN WANTING TO SEE THIS CONCERT FOR ONE YEAR NOW AND FINALLY IT IS HAPPENING YEAH!

PLAYING FOR CHANGE ADMITS CHILDREN TO CONCERTS

CHILDREN ALLOWED INTO CONCERTS

IT PAYS TO COMPLAIN

After many phone calls, emails, twitter tweets, and Facebook posts I managed to grab the attention of the producer of Playing for Change. Connections were begun between the concert promoters and the hall in Chicago. But special thanks goes to Jeremy Goulder.

End result: All four of us are now headed for Chicago Nov. 10th. to see the Playing for Change concert, thanks to a lot of digging.

This issue was that there is a curfew in Chicago limiting people 18 and under to be off the streets by a certain time. As long as they are with us, it is ok.

Problem solved. If you are thinking “so what?”, don’t think anymore, just watch and listen to this video:

Children Restricted in Chicago Concert

Please Let My Grandsons In To Your Concert

Accompanied by two adults and denied entry!

PLEASE LET THE CHILDREN INTO YOUR CONCERT

Most websites today are quite efficient and are deigned in such a way to make sure the user has a quick and easy experience. This is especially true in websites where the customer is looking to purchase a product the vendor is selling.

The buyer clicks on a list of items, usually from a drop down box, then makes a choice and so on goes the normal web purchase routine.

NOT AT PARK WEST CHICAGO – A concert venue.

To be fair to Park West, they do not set the following policy, The staff for Playing for Change does by restricting children under the age of 18.

The strange thing about this restriction for children is that Playing for Change promotes and rightfully so, wants us to help out in their quest to help schools in other countries. They want us to help children. Children like my grandchildren who worship people like Ridley and Grandpa Elliot. Now, after buying tickets, they find out they cannot attend the Playing for Change concert in Chicago on Nov. 10th at the Park West.

WHY NOT?

They promise not to bother anyone. They promise not to clap too loud. They promise not to sing along too loud. They promise just to behave and watch this amazing concert.

In the wikipedia site on Playing for Change it is stated: “Playing for Change is a multimedia music project created by the American producer and sound engineer Mark Johnson with his Timeless Media Group, that seeks to bring together musicians from around the world. Playing For Change also created a separate non-profit organization called the Playing For Change Foundation which builds music schools for children around the world.”

Kudos to Playing for Change…For amassing this amazing talent from around the world. And to the musicians: GOOD FOR YOU!

I do hope that the people at Playing for Change will reconsider this move to restrict children from attending their concert in Chicago on November 10, 2010. Please…RECONSIDER.

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