ESCONDIDO — Today it was announced that San Diego’s annual Street Scene Festival — formerly one of the nation’s largest music festivals — will take place in the parking lot of the Escondido Sizzler.
The venue downgrade was caused by a recent survey which revealed that San Diegans are willing to only spend $6 on tickets this year because of the recession. As a result of lowering the ticket price, the best venue that the Street Scene Commission could afford was the Sizzler parking lot.
Also, since the festival will be taking in significantly less money, the quality of the bands performing will suffer. Music fans across San Diego are already expressing their anger about the lineup.
“This is even worse than the Qualcomm parking lot fiasco of 2005,” said one disappointed music fan.
If there’s one silver lining, it’s that during the intermission, the entire audience will be allowed to enter the Sizzler, where they can purchase a dinner at 10% off the usual price.
Below is the official Street Scene 2009 poster design that will be featured in all major local media publications later this month.