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Should Omaha Allow Minors in Bars or Lounges for Concerts? The Omaha City Council Decides Yes

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Yesterday, the Omaha City Council listened to arguments from both side regarding a proposed ordinance that would allow Minors to attend concerts and music events at bars or lounges were alcohol is being concurrently served, as reported by WOWT.

What is your opinion?

As a BIG music fan and concert lover who is currently unable to see many shows with my music-loving 17 year old son, I LOVE the idea.  Being a parent who realizes many kids will do anything possible to obtain nearby alcohol, I understand the concerns of the naysayers.

I think if the ideas are implemented for wristbands and different-appearing serving cups, added security, separation of adults and minorsections and other proposed solutions, this is a GREAT idea to bring more and better music shows to the Omaha and Council Bluffs metro area.

YOUR thoughts?

After hearing the arguments the Council decided to let Minors attend concerts at alcohol-serving concert venue lounges, such as Omaha’s Slowdown and Waiting Room lounges, but ONLY with the goofy new requirement that the minors have a NOTARIZED permission slip from the Minor’s Parents or Guardians, amongst other requirements

WHAT A HASSLE!  check out Omaha.com for more on the story, and arguments from both sides on the new ordinance