A segment of the 2015 MTV/VMAS award show was filmed LIVE, right in front of my building!!
Produced by Jimmie Kimmel and sponsored by Pepsi,(is my understanding) it was exciting to have an unobstructed (although unauthorized) front row view in person from my building, be privy to rehearsals, and feel like I was part of the action. On the other hand, it was the biggest pain in neck having the crew come in, block off my street and access to my garage, and impact me, other residents and businesses with noise, inconvenience and complete disruption of lifestyle for nearly a week.
Residents and businesses were quite upset that they were not consulted nor compensated and therein lies the rub. The whole situation could have been handled so much better if the powers that be had taken any of these circumstances into consideration and given an ounce of consideration.
So, if you ever find yourself with the opportunity to do something for your business but it will affect others negatively, think about what you can do to lessen the impact and show respect and consideration for the people most affected. A little PR (and maybe doing something nice to compensate) will go a long way.