March 14th, 2008 10:13 AM by AJ Gentry
March 7th I bundled up to walk from my River Market Office to JPs to have drinks with friends prior to seeing Michael Buble. Richard asked me to meet him at the parking lot at 13th and Central, but why? I love my urban roots and urban office because I'm in the heart of things -- so why drive, when you can walk even when the weather was a mere 28 degrees.
As I walked from 5th to 10th street, I noticed I was the only person using the Main Street sidewalk -- everybody was bumper to bumper scratching for a parking place. Then as I hit 11 and 12th street the complexion of the downtown sidewalk scene change. Wallah, there were people. People walking, people talking, people drinking coffee, people rushing into restaurants to meet other people. Kansas City, you've made good on your promise to bring bodies downtown. I saw it, I tasted it and it was sweet.
And the concert was even sweeter. I'm in love with Michael Buble and Naturally 7 who opened for him. This was my first Sprint Center experience (I had to give up my Elton John tickets due to a funeral) and it was a fab one. Thanks Kansas City.