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Thursday, July 04, 2013

Enjoy the day!


Lots going on in Coconut Grove today. Enjoy!

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9 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Fourth

July 04, 2013 6:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hate to say it but it was the worst event in miami.the grove is officialy garbage

July 05, 2013 1:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tom, why do you allow comments by the "the Grove sucks" / "this event was terrible" / "this is too expensive" person? They add no value to your posts and always say the same thing. Its just mindless trolling.

July 05, 2013 11:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

great time with the family. rain almost ruined it for everybody

July 05, 2013 11:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree i went to several events including the grove and the grove was dead.as everyone was saying nothing to see nothing to do....sad sad sad!!!!!!!!R.I.P GROVE

July 05, 2013 11:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just guessing here but it's probably because many people, especially long time residants, find those things to be true. Perhaps you would prefer a more highly censored site where only your opinion was voiced? I personally like a site where differing viewpoints are welcome.
As far as the event goes I'll give it a solid "meh". I was ripped off by the parking meters yet again. The "oontz oontz" music blaring over the park was kinda overbearing. Finally, near the end of the 10 minute fireworks, the wind picked up and fires from the falling debris started in and around the mangroves. . A few more feet and it would have fallen on the revelers. Bad planning that could have resulted in serious injury.
I can't speak to the daytime events because I didn't get off work till six. Truth to tell, if the bridge to Key Biscayne hadn't been closed down this year I wouldn't have bothered with the Grove. All in all I give this years celebration of the founding of our country a resounding "Meh."

(This comment not approved by the Coconut Grove Council for Happy Happy Joy Joy STFU Give Us Your Money and Stop Comlaining)

July 05, 2013 12:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What are other neighborhoods in Miami doing to make their 4th of July celebration so much better than what is being done in the Grove? Also, is it fair to compare the Grove with downtown Miami and other parts of the city that are larger and likely get more funding for their 4th of July celebrations?

I've only lived in South Florida for 6 years but I can't understand all these people comparing the Grove to what it was 20 or 30 years ago. The city of Miami has changed so much that I think these comparisons are useless.

July 05, 2013 3:37 PM  
Blogger Brian Breslin said...

I was surprised there were no beer vendors or food vendors at peacock park. so immediately after the fireworks were over (9:10), everyone took off. It did start raining, but had there been beer/food, people might have stayed.

I didn't see many people heading into the bars or restaurants, just packing up and leaving.

July 05, 2013 3:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Biltmore in Coral Gables was amazing. Free Parking and free shuttles. Greater Miami Symphonic Orchestra was fabulous. A 10 all the way around.

July 06, 2013 12:43 AM  

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