And, just like that the “concert of the year” is over. Crews are busy undoing the barriers, stages, and mess from the 71,000 people that made their way to the parkway this weekend. All the while, PR show-off Michael Nutter is already bragging and attempting to woo Jay-Z and the crew for next year.
“We want to evaluate what has happened over the two days and certainly the the Made in America folks, and Jay-Z and his team want to do the same thing, but we expect to be talking pretty soon, and I’d certainly like to have them back,” said Mayor Nutter to My Fox Philly.
On a more somber note, Nutter attended the funeral of slain police officer Moses Walker. In a shockingly well-spoken speech at the funeral, Nutter addressed Philadelphia’s ongoing violence issues.
“I am sick of the ignorance, sick of the violence, sick of the death,” he said. ”Let us all rededicate our lives to peace and let Moses Walker — as Moses would lead the way — show us how to live our lives in peace, in truth, in love.”
The next phases of the Germantown revitalization project were announced last week and naturally, never missing a moment to appear on camera, Nutter was there to say some pretty obvious things about the near half-million dollar investment.
“Revitalizing Germantown Avenue is a part of [the Mixed-Use Development Pilot Program's] commitment,” he exclaimed. ”Mt. Airy USA is a big part of that story.”
Umm…duh. Thanks, captain obvious.
This week, of course, Nutter will not be anywhere near Mt. Airy or the city of Philadelphia for that matter. Instead, he’s hitting the Queen City of Charlotte, NC to attend and ultimately speak at the Democratic National Convention. We’re sure to have some more good sound bites from there!