Originally Posted by slowflyn
Took the family to the races and enjoyed watching the best on the fastest machines.
I just don't think that Laguna Seca can handle the crowds that come out for MotoGP. Last year the nightmare was all about getting into and out of the track. This year the nightmare was getting out of the track. OK, so maybe they made some progress. We got in line for the shuttle bus to the off site parking at 7pm and got to the lot at 9:10. There were 2 lines both about 1/4 mile long waiting for shuttles. To their credit, the event staff starting giving away bottled water to those waiting in line, thankfully the heat was tolerable by 7pm.
I just wonder if Laguna will be able to keep MotoGP for the length of the agreement with DORNA.
Best seat in the house,.... about 5 feet from my plasma TV at home.
I get to see all the race action and enjoy beverages, food, friends and comfort with none of the heat and hassels of another over crowded event.
I know it's all about "Being at "THE EVENT" and I like that too but these days, almost every big event seems to have too many people, it's too hard getting in, out and around, everythings too expensive, it's too hard to actually see much any of the action, and in the end, many people are left too tired, too broke and too frustrated to have really enjoyed themselves.
I dont' know what the answer is but unless promoters make some changes, to me the appeal of being there no longer beats the appeal of watching it live on TV.