View Full Version : Charlotte's Speed Street
May 29th, 2005, 07:14 PM
reported to attract over 400,000 people to it, speed street is one of the largest events in charlotte. racing is charlotte, and this street event, despite popular belief, was full of everyone in charlotte. i went thursday night so there were less teens from mecklenburg county since we still have school. friday was crazy when i went.
here are the photos.
looking down at hearst tower's plaza.
May 29th, 2005, 10:43 PM
Holy crap those are awesome pics!!!
May 29th, 2005, 11:09 PM
Great pics!!! I was surprised how many people where there Thursday night. I went that night too. Speed Street is truly one of the best festivals in Charlotte.
May 30th, 2005, 12:22 AM
That's it, just wow.
May 30th, 2005, 01:05 AM
Those pictures are amazing, what kind of camera do you have? I need to get a new digital camera and could benefit from being pointed in the right direction.
May 30th, 2005, 03:39 AM
Beautiful pictures. Always love looking at pictures of dt charlotte. I'd buy this one on a postcard. :)
May 30th, 2005, 05:47 AM
thanks very much everyone! :)
jason21atl, i have a canon digital rebel.
May 31st, 2005, 02:01 AM
Awesome shots. I was there on Saturday night and it was pretty crazy.
May 31st, 2005, 03:21 AM
Yeah, friday and saturday were pretty rediculous. There wasn't even elbow room to walk. I ended up going to a bar on college st. that had sidewalk tables. Was fun to just people watch, kinda reminded me of being in the village in nyc. So much activity on the street.
I wonder what their going to do next year with the budwieser stage? With wachovia building a new tower in that spot there will be no room on that end of tryon... The Three Doors Down concert filled every bit of that block and then some. Maybe they will make speed street into a cross, going down both trade and tryon. With the arena being finished they could have events around it too.
May 31st, 2005, 04:33 AM
^ they'll have to use trade too. but that will pose an intersting problem as they'd have to close down college or church streets. they will probably just extend it down some of the other streets or something. who knows?
May 31st, 2005, 02:55 PM
Fantastic photos!!! I was told about this event by another forumer and I was amazed at the number of attendants. It is truly a HUGE event and adds a lot to Uptown. Thanks for sharing these shots with us, Style.
May 31st, 2005, 03:43 PM
I agree with Raleigh -NC. Those are some nice pics!
May 31st, 2005, 04:53 PM
This is impossible. Nobody goes to Uptown Charlotte after 6pm ;)
May 31st, 2005, 10:20 PM
It almost seems like you are looking at a European city like Paris or Berlin in the first two pictures. 'not to compare Charlotte with either'
June 1st, 2005, 10:59 PM
Damn, Charlotte's center city is off the hook.
June 6th, 2005, 12:04 AM
I went to Taste of Charlotte this weekend, that was pretty crazy too! And we got kicked out of RiRa, lol, we only wanted to order drinks. And there were a couple of old white homeless dudes dancing to rap in the middle of the street, it was insane. Great food too, I might add. :)
June 6th, 2005, 03:28 AM
i went to taste of charlotte with some friends myself. i'll post the photos later tonight or later this week.
June 6th, 2005, 05:33 AM
Anyone go to the Cowboy Mouth concert at Dixies Tavern the other night. I was going to, but they charged 15$ (after advertising 10$) so we went to other bars instead. Was pretty cool having a loud concert outside in uptown like that though. Alot of people were just walking around the college st. area. I swear the night life and street scene are getting better everyday. Cant wait till (edit:)J&W gets all their uptown housing finished and some of the condo towers are filled up, because its still kinda dead during the week.
June 6th, 2005, 07:59 PM
^ Funny you should say that, I caught the tail end of Taste of Charlotte and it crossed my mind that every time I go Uptown it seems just a tad more active than the time before. Seeing patios and decks with no seating available, and lines outside of clubs on more than just one street, is something that never seemed to happen even 3 or 5 years ago. The speed of growth is unbelievable.
June 6th, 2005, 08:11 PM
Anyone go to the Cowboy Mouth concert at Dixies Tavern the other night. I was going to, but they charged 15$ (after advertising 10$) so we went to other bars instead. Was pretty cool having a loud concert outside in uptown like that though. Alot of people were just walking around the college st. area. I swear the night life and street scene are getting better everyday. Cant wait till JCSU gets all their uptown housing finished and some of the condo towers are filled up, because its still kinda dead during the week.
JCSU is building uptown housing?
June 6th, 2005, 10:05 PM
Arg..damn acronyms, sorry, I meant Johnson and Whales