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Reetz12
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Post Number: 17
Registered: 09-2005
Posted From: 69.246.61.199
Posted on Saturday, December 17, 2005 - 9:42 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

So many great things were happenning in the city this past year, but if I were to pick one event it would have to be All-Star Weekend around the stadium. The atmosphere was awesome.

Honorable mention would have been Rolling Stones Concert and actual construction of permanent casino's.
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Rakkus
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Post Number: 13
Registered: 07-2005
Posted From: 64.12.116.195
Posted on Saturday, December 17, 2005 - 10:43 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The International Jazz Fest over Labor Day. The City never looked better. Woodward closed to traffic from Jeff to CM with little keosks to browse and tents to stop and have a beer and a dog.

The talent was unforgettable. The Regal Brass Jazz Band from New Orleans, (right after Katrina)was in my place Saturday evening and I invited them to Jacoby's for thier "Eggs Louisiana"on Sunday morning. As a gesture of thanks they gave me the best back stage pass a fan could have and , as a result of that, later that day, I had the chance to sit down and chat with none other than the headliner himself, Dave Brubeck!

Geez, I had so much fun and the City looked so good I came that close to voting for the Mayor. . .
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Boo
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Post Number: 102
Registered: 01-2004
Posted From: 68.72.244.70
Posted on Saturday, December 17, 2005 - 12:31 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

my "big event" vote goes to the motown winter blast- it was frigid out yet people came down in spades to play. seeing thornetta davis in a heated tent was cool too.

some of the streetscape improvements were breathtaking- seeing the new washington blvd for the first time or the lighted up lower woodward aren't easily forgotten.

but ultimately the closest memories are those around the neighborhood: the parkers finally leaving their market behind; the closing of third street saloon, that one night at the bronx...
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Ilovedetroit
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Post Number: 1866
Registered: 02-2005
Posted From: 68.54.18.114
Posted on Saturday, December 17, 2005 - 1:58 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The first closing of Third Street Saloon was a great party (from what I can remember). Also what made it special was all my friends were there.
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Everydayislikesunday
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Post Number: 136
Registered: 12-2004
Posted From: 68.41.153.99
Posted on Sunday, December 18, 2005 - 3:04 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Walking around the city for 5 hours on unshoveled sidewalks in a blizzard during the Winter Blast.

or

Union Street following any midtown event (dally, festival of arts, noel night).
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Jfwaterburry
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Post Number: 29
Registered: 04-2005
Posted From: 68.20.88.38
Posted on Sunday, December 18, 2005 - 3:09 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Definately the fireworks!

For some reason I always enjoy that event more than any other... with or without a shooting.
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Gravitymachine
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Post Number: 700
Registered: 05-2005
Posted From: 70.236.147.161
Posted on Sunday, December 18, 2005 - 4:16 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

lol @ the parkers leaving the market

tour de troit
the dally and the post party on my balcony
4th street fair (my first time)
fireworks from the top of the garden court
DAM design show 2005

(Message edited by gravitymachine on December 18, 2005)
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Gaia
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Post Number: 5
Registered: 12-2005
Posted From: 24.221.88.202
Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2005 - 4:09 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I really enjoyed spending time at Campus Martius park....Winter Blast (a lot of fun), eating lunch and people watching, and summer lunch-time music events. Good times.
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Oldredfordette
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Post Number: 413
Registered: 02-2004
Posted From: 68.61.98.175
Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2005 - 4:26 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Dally (all day) or TasteFest - the whole thing and the New York Dolls. Can't decide which one.
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Lurker
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Post Number: 1539
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 65.196.220.198
Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2005 - 5:11 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The Ann Arbor Art Fair.
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Spaceboykelly
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Post Number: 102
Registered: 04-2005
Posted From: 69.246.42.228
Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2005 - 5:20 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The Positively 4th Street Fair [until I blacked out].

The atmosphere at Campus Martius during the Jazz Fest.

The sweaty electro tent at DEMF.
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Funkycarrie
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Post Number: 113
Registered: 02-2004
Posted From: 69.208.32.222
Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2005 - 5:25 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Definitely Jazz Fest with Medeski, Martin, and Wood....
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Susanarosa
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Post Number: 602
Registered: 11-2003
Posted From: 208.39.170.90
Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2005 - 5:55 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I've had better Dally's than 2005...

I'd have to say my favorite Detroit memory was the summer in general. Campus Martius during lunch breaks, Tigers games, bar-hopping on the weekends... It was just a good summer.
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Ddaydave
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Post Number: 150
Registered: 04-2005
Posted From: 67.149.185.244
Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2005 - 6:29 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

4th street fair
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Northend
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Post Number: 556
Registered: 10-2005
Posted From: 69.217.229.122
Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2005 - 6:44 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

shocking rather than favorite....mayoral election night.
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Treelock
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Post Number: 73
Registered: 03-2005
Posted From: 68.77.166.98
Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2005 - 7:33 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Moving outta my Detroit house was a personal toughie for me. Kwame re-election also a little dispiriting.

Good memories, though, include opening of Slow's, Vicente's and Detroit Breakfast House and Grill, pending re-opening of Twingo's and Mercury Bar (best marquee-style sign ever), good news about Book-Cadillac, sight of so many buildings being retrofitted, running through Green Acres the other night after snowfall, running over the Ambassador during the Detroit international half-marathon, seeing Brazilian Girls at TasteFest and planting a tree in honor of my wife's grandmother with the Greening of Detroit this fall.

Also, does anybody know why Third Street closed?
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Detourdetroit
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Post Number: 144
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 69.215.246.124
Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2005 - 7:48 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

my favorite memory of 2005 was the remarkably progressive and inspirational way the cod proceeded with the demolition of the madison-lenox hotel, in harmornie park. everything was just right: the under-cover-of-darkness mobilization. the targeted destruction of salvageable material. the orwellian trips to BSE. i will never forget the look on the police officer's face when presented with the temporary restraining order. it made me so proud to be a detroiter.
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Mackinaw
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Post Number: 1089
Registered: 02-2005
Posted From: 141.213.173.94
Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2005 - 8:18 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The Kwame comeback victory was the biggest story.

The biggest economic news, which is really more important than politics in Detroit, was One Kennedy Square, the Book-Cadillac announcement (and Fort-Shelby and Lafayette Bldg. pseudo-announcements) the continued movement at Merchant's Row, and the movement, at long last, to change the face of the East Riverfront.

The biggest negative event: Madison Lenox.

The biggest thing that never happened: the Ford Auditorium is still there.

Coolest event: first ever Winter Blast.

(Message edited by mackinaw on December 20, 2005)

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