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    Re: Task Force Recommendation for VEISHEA

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckd4735 View Post
    Again, the positives of the event are not meant for the general citizenry of Ames, it's meant for the Students, Faculty and Alumni of ISU and to be a showcase for the university. Its obvious the average Ames citizen is not willing to put up with an event for 6 days a year that benefits a university that their city would be nothing without.
    There are probably a couple reasons for that.

    1. VEISHEA may have become a giant pain in the *** for at least some of those businesses.

    2. VEISHEA isn't all that is ISU. The university will still be there, and just as strong as it is now, whether they have another VEISHEA or not. So sure, it benefits ISU, but it's not like ISU's budget will get slashed dramatically because they don't have VEISHEA for a few years.


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    Re: Task Force Recommendation for VEISHEA

    Quote Originally Posted by Farnsworth View Post
    For starters, it's a recruiting tool for the university, which drives people to Ames. You think all these Ames business's live without the university?
    VEISHEA is a recruiting tool for the university? I wonder how many people they woo with the promise of parades and cherry pies once a year.



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    Re: Task Force Recommendation for VEISHEA

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckd4735 View Post
    Again, the positives of the event are not meant for the general citizenry of Ames, it's meant for the Students, Faculty and Alumni of ISU and to be a showcase for the university. Its obvious the average Ames citizen is not willing to put up with an event for 6 days a year that benefits a university that their city would be nothing without.
    not supporting VEISHEA =/= not supporting ISU


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    Re: Task Force Recommendation for VEISHEA

    Quote Originally Posted by RubyClone View Post
    Point being, even the best year of VEISHEA the last 20 or so years, probably had more trouble/arrests/vandalism/etc - than the first 20, 30 maybe even 40.

    The culture has done a 180 regarding this event.
    As has enforcement of laws and public perception. Those go hand and hand. My dad always reminds me that back in the 70's, if a cop suspected you were OWI, they would just follow you home to make sure you got there OK.



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    Re: Task Force Recommendation for VEISHEA

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    VEISHEA is a recruiting tool for the university? I wonder how many people they woo with the promise of parades and cherry pies once a year.
    If they'd come at me with that instead of mail flyers, I would have bought it. But I like cherry pie more than most.


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    Re: Task Force Recommendation for VEISHEA

    Quote Originally Posted by Farnsworth View Post
    Ya City of Ames is pretty naive about what the university does for them. They should consider themselves lucky with what the university brings in.
    This.



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    Re: Task Force Recommendation for VEISHEA

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    VEISHEA is a recruiting tool for the university? I wonder how many people they woo with the promise of parades and cherry pies once a year.
    old reliable. let's put in a cherry pie reference.



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    Re: Task Force Recommendation for VEISHEA

    Quote Originally Posted by Farnsworth View Post
    old reliable. let's put in a cherry pie reference.
    I was going to go with subpar musical acts but I'm on mobile and it was a pain to type.



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    Re: Task Force Recommendation for VEISHEA

    Quote Originally Posted by Farnsworth View Post
    Ya City of Ames is pretty naive about what the university does for them. They should consider themselves lucky with what the university brings in.

    Just thinking about all the "smart growth" crap they put out.
    Or what? Is ISU going to pick up and move away if they don't start getting some respect? Give me a break. ISU has tons of clout in this town.


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    Re: Task Force Recommendation for VEISHEA

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Janny View Post
    not supporting VEISHEA =/= not supporting ISU
    Obviously, but VEISHEA is a part of ISU. Sometimes with good comes some bad. You have to learn to put up with the bad in order to receive the good.



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    Re: Task Force Recommendation for VEISHEA

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckd4735 View Post
    Obviously, but VEISHEA is a part of ISU. Sometimes with good comes some bad. You have to learn to put up with the bad in order to receive the good.
    Unless you can cut out the bad and live without the minimal, theoretical good.


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    Re: Task Force Recommendation for VEISHEA

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckd4735 View Post
    As has enforcement of laws and public perception. Those go hand and hand. My dad always reminds me that back in the 70's, if a cop suspected you were OWI, they would just follow you home to make sure you got there OK.
    So there were riots, tipped cars and the like all throughout VEISHEA's history? Cops just let it slide? Hell no - things are different. Where you're right is there is an overall and widespread cultural shift that goes with it. I 100% agree with you on that - and that's a subject for elsewhere. But it also gives credence as to why these types of events may not be viable any longer.

    No matter what little excuses people want to make - this is not what it originally was meant to be. And not even close to what most suggest it is.

    And I feel safe in saying that probably a good 90% of the people complaining about it possibly going away - are mad that they'll lose the party and couldn't give two craps about the parade and whatever else is held so near and dear about it - whatever else there is. Which is fine. That's about all VEISHEA was to me too.


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    Re: Task Force Recommendation for VEISHEA

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckd4735 View Post
    Obviously, but VEISHEA is a part of ISU. Sometimes with good comes some bad. You have to learn to put up with the bad in order to receive the good.
    Not anymore, it would seem. At least in the near future, anyway. And seeing how ISU was involved with the decision to can the event, this really isn't a City of Ames vs. ISU fight.


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    Re: Task Force Recommendation for VEISHEA

    The lack of student participation or interest in VEISHEA activities was an issue I expected the task force to investigate. For example, the parade is a joke compared to what it used to be. No floats anymore, as no one wants to put in the work. Just "parade entries" consisting of groups marching behind a banner. VEISHEA used to have hundreds, maybe thousands of students directly involved. Now just a fraction of that. I expected the task force to recognize this change and try to solve it, but they did not.



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    Re: Task Force Recommendation for VEISHEA

    Quote Originally Posted by Tornado man View Post
    The lack of student participation or interest in VEISHEA activities was an issue I expected the task force to investigate. For example, the parade is a joke compared to what it used to be. No floats anymore, as no one wants to put in the work. Just "parade entries" consisting of groups marching behind a banner. VEISHEA used to have hundreds, maybe thousands of students directly involved. Now just a fraction of that. I expected the task force to recognize this change and try to solve it, but they did not.
    technically they did solve it. I mean, lack of participation in the parade really isn't going to be a problem next year, is it?


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