The Aug. 14 article in the News Tribune about the return of the Bayfront Blues Festival, after missing a year to COVID-19, was correct that the event was missed. And the music was top notch every day this year — just as it has been every year since I started attending in 1989.

But the quality music barely made up for the TSA-type entry into the festival and the overpriced food and drinks. I mean, what do they think someone is going to sneak in, a banana or a bag of chips? Get real!

As far as social distancing: it didn’t happen. There were packed food and drink lines, not to mention the way we were herded out one gate at the very large entryway. Come on! When I asked one of the exit attendants what was up with that, she apologized and said that was what the attendants were being made to do. It was obviously a bad decision.

If it wasn’t for great musicians, it would have been a total thumbs-down event.

Bruce Bryant

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