Made In America Clears Out, Art Museum Area Torn Up

By Jim Melwert

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The party’s over. Now, the clean-up really begins. As stages and equipment from the Made in America music festival are packed up, the open areas around the Art Museum have taken a beating.

There is a lot of mud down here, not so much from all the people, but from deep tire tracks dug into what was grass, from all the equipment used to break down the stage and tents. Especially in the open area just north of Eakins Oval, where Made in America’s second stage was set up, and the baseball fields where the DJ tent was set-up.

Neighbors just shake their heads as they walk past.

“I’m livid. Knowing how little the city puts into fixing things that are wrong, I have very little hope that any of this is going to return to how it looked before. It’s a complete mess.”

Jody Lurie lives in the area and is hopeful repairs will be made soon, but she’s skeptical.

“Yeah, pretty much, I don’t think this neighborhood is going to be back to normal for a little while.  I think after July 4th we saw that, and now that you have a private concert scene, it makes it a little bit interesting.”

The city and concert promoters have said they’ll split expenses, though specifics haven’t been released.

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