What ever my musical tastes may be, it doesn't change the fact that places like smithfield should have things running in it all the time. If the corpo had the resources to devote to having concerts like David Gray and Buena Vista Social Club and whatever takes your fancy, people would moan saying it was a "waste of resources and could we not spend it on a new cats home or something" I do not know where half this town gets its idea of civic pride.
So you cant really blame the corpo handing it over to a private company to run.
Nation of begrudgers !!! We invented it
PS James: My friends down in Smithfield Village were going to have a party the night of the David Gray concert, so instead of enjoying a Glass of Wine and dinner before the concert I had to make do with the old plastic glass of Heineken and some half cooked chips. Not everyone in Smithfield wanted the concert called off!