Salt + Pepa + 10,890
by Staff | Jul 28, 2014 1:46 pm
Posted to: Arts & Culture, Music
The (old school?) hip-hop duo Salt-N-Pepa outdrew the Temptations and filled the Green at a concert Saturday night.
Salt-N-Pepa rapped their way through the second of two concerts staged to keep the momentum of the Arts & Ideas Festival going this month. The previous week, the Temptations Review drew an estimated 9,080 listeners to the Green.
The city has employed a detailed crowd-estimating team for these events. The official attendance estimate for the Salt-N-Pepa concert is 10,890.
Chris Randall’s photo at the top of this story shows what that looked like from above. Click here for more up-close photos of the fans at the concert, courtesy of the I Love New Haven blog.
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When the gentrification vampires move downtown,You all better start geting use to more Opera shows.
The amount of trash left behind afterwards was epic. Some people have no respect.
If almost 11k people came to this - You’d think the green could house a proper music festival like Governor’s Ball, Coachella, etc?
Notwithstanding 3/5ths dyspepsia, it appears that the mom and baby in the photo are having a good time!
Many thanks to NHPD, NHFD and Parks department leadership and employees for all they do to ensure these family friendly events run smoothly.
I love that the Green is such a center of cultural activity!
Regarding Salt-N-Pepa - I was little disappointed that they didn’t perform more of their own music but it was a lively show and spirited crowd.
Regarding that snide remark about vampire gentrification—the Green should be a place for all the citizens and music entertainment should the gamut from world music to opera to jazz to rhythm and blues to folk… Hey, I think it does already!! And what is wring with that?
posted by: BillSaunders1 on July 29, 2014 3:55pm
I think the crowd on the Green was a true representation of the diversity in our City. It was nice to see the turnout, although I am not a fan of ‘the music’.
And this new method of crowd estimation seems a little more realistic—If this concert had happened last summer, the crowd would have been over-estimated at 40,000.
Will Arts and Ideas adopt this new ‘method’ of audience estimation, or will that screw up their ‘Economic Impact’ numbers too much???