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Morris Day and the Time headlining the Peach Drop

morris dayMorris Day and the Time will be doing “The Bird” and “Jungle Love” for the masses at Underground Atlanta New Year’s Eve.

The group, best known as Prince’s proteges, always give an energetic show and will headline the 21st annual event, which is free. The event often draws more than 100,000 people a year and is considered the largest New Year’s gathering in the Southeast. For many folks, it’s the only time of year they actually go to Underground.

Past headliners have included Atlanta’s own Collective Soul, Sister Hazel, Edwin McCain, Lonestar, Miranda Lambert, Julianne Hough and Little Richard.

Morris Day will hit the stage at 11:15 p.m.

From the press release:

For the safety and enjoyment of Peach Drop, Underground Atlanta asks that the following items NOT be brought onto the property: Pets, bags, backpacks, coolers, picnic baskets, recording devices, roller blades, bikes, skateboards, lawn chairs, weapons and alcoholic beverages (alcoholic beverages can be purchased on the property by patrons 21 years of age and older).

38 comments Add your comment

Marcus Graham

December 17th, 2009
6:31 pm

This event is soooooooooooooooooooo lame.

Keith

December 17th, 2009
6:39 pm

Make sure you have your bullet proof vests on just in case the thugs downtown show up to kill and rob! That’s their “turf” ya know?

ZELDA

December 17th, 2009
6:51 pm

Thanks Keith , just changed my mind about going didn’t know that was a bad spot! still learning the areas….

tRELL

December 17th, 2009
6:56 pm

YA’LL STOP LYING, DOWNTOWN IS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO SAFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

bluemoon

December 17th, 2009
7:12 pm

I’ve gone every year since moving to Atlanta in 2005 and even taken Marta to get to the event and never once felt unsafe…security is all over the place — the New Years event is so much fun!

Stoney

December 17th, 2009
7:33 pm

Will Jay and Silent Bob be there?

Terrible Truth

December 17th, 2009
8:00 pm

How ’bout Morris’ brother, Otis Day and the Knights?

Kirk

December 17th, 2009
9:01 pm

Captain’s log Georgia- – - Stardate 12-31-09
” We’ve jumped into a time machine called “guardian” and the machine has taken us back to 1984 to an underground world of drunks and robbers…………Phasers on stun.”

GTSUXS

December 17th, 2009
9:19 pm

KIRK,,,,,,you aone of those homers from GA Tech? If not you sure sound like one.

David

December 17th, 2009
9:38 pm

I want Ted Nugent or Iggy Pop and the Stooges.

Cutty

December 17th, 2009
9:41 pm

Zelda, downtown isn’t all that bad. All of people speak about the area, but rarely go there. I work downtown, its not bad.

Although, I won’t be going down there for New Year’s because I don’t want to hear Morris Day and the Time.

steve

December 17th, 2009
9:46 pm

We Go every year and also ride marta down there. Keith is prob some big weirdo that never ventures outside the burbs or his little house in buckhead. Well keith, looks like those “thugs” are heading towards your house iin buckhead, good luck big guy!

Dan Marino

December 17th, 2009
9:56 pm

LMAO, Morris Day and the Time? Is this some sort of joke?

Good lord people. Look at this pathetic ghetto you are living in. Atlanta is the biggest city in the Southeast, and is so po-dunk it has to settle for some bunk-ass has-beens like Morris Day?

Atlanta has nothing on Detroit. Everyone with any sense will be getting out of here as soon as possible. What a joke. Morris Day. Jeez.

Harold

December 17th, 2009
10:41 pm

Guess I better cut my trip short and get back to the ATL for NYE! Ha ha ha ha ha!

Andre

December 17th, 2009
10:44 pm

This is actually a come up. Because I never recognize any of the people performing. Just like the lighting of the Tree, Who are those random people???

trucking2010

December 17th, 2009
11:54 pm

A couple of years ago they had Miranda Lambert. She was great. I had a great time watching that and I was watcfhing from home.

scottbravesfan

December 18th, 2009
3:07 am

atlanta is the 8th largest market in the united states and the best they can do is Morris Day and the freakin Time? Come on

Rick

December 18th, 2009
4:14 am

We attended the event this year and it was quite interesting . The country singer that performed was supposed to be a rising star and did an admirable job giving the circumstances. There were 10 family members in our group, we even got the ones from Alpharetta to come down, and we all jumped on Marta (really the best and only way to go in my opinion) and arrived and departed without incident or concern. The one area that needs to be improved was crowd control. The event was packed and there were large groups of young adults who were pushing the crowd causing some hairy situations. None os us will attend again until they prove they can handle the 100,000 people. I still have the cowbell from last year, it was the free giveaway from the radio station, and would love to bring it back down and ring in the new year.

Chillone

December 18th, 2009
4:40 am

ok, gonna address some issues on this board. Morris day and the time are still a good group, and they are still touring(go to you tube and type in their name and you will see what I mean). Morris day was the band director for The “michael baisden after dark show” on TV one. They are a true R & B band, so therefore , you will not see any type of riff raff that tend to hang out at hip hop concerts. You will only “the over 40 crowd” there at the peachdrop, and trust me, I’m over 40 and are deffinately not Ghetto Trash, but i always have liked morris day and the times music. You guys have got to stop the racial comments on this board. Just because they are black, does not mean that they are ghetto(not all black people live in the ghetto), and since morris day and the time are a very successful band and have been on the music scene for many years, you can best beleieve that that band has more money than you can shake a stick at(you can tell that by the suits that they where, plus, Morris day used to live here in alptharetta, and beleive me, there ain’t no ghettos up here in alpharetta. Alpharetta is very upscale, expensive, and very nice. So stop with the crazy comments and let us who love the bands music enjoy it for the peachdrop(and if you dont like them, then stay home that night or find something else to do).

JP

December 18th, 2009
5:07 am

KIRK…. you are the MAN!!!!!!
I cant stop laughing…….

chillone

December 18th, 2009
5:13 am

Kirk is Not funny at alll. Very stupid comment Kirk!

Troothsayer

December 18th, 2009
6:29 am

Another sad choice. I like them “okay” but how about something real. Maybe Mary Norwood singing or something……

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December 18th, 2009
6:54 am

Good lord. That is as bad as picking Kasim Reed for mayor.

kenny smith

December 18th, 2009
7:12 am

that’s cool i’ll be there to see The REGULARS BAND they are an up and coming local band it should be a great night!

JJCB

December 18th, 2009
7:21 am

You know, I kind of have to agree with Chillone on this. I think that people just complain to complain, and make things about race that aren’t about race. There are many events catering to the diverse tastes of this city going on that evening; if this is not what you would like to do, then don’t go. Find something else to do. Even though Morris Day may not be someone that I would have chosen personally, it does not mean that they aren’t a viable choice for the evening. I am sure that they will definitely cater to a large enough crowd that will make the event special.

As for me, I will be ringing in the New Year with the ones that I love.

Road Scholar

December 18th, 2009
8:09 am

For those who don’t like Morris Day and the Time, Lawrence Welk was not available!

Vince

December 18th, 2009
8:11 am

M.D. and the Time…..hell yeah!!!!!

jay

December 18th, 2009
8:12 am

morris day and the mfing time!!!!!!!!1

no1princefan

December 18th, 2009
8:26 am

This is about having a great time and party! Morris Day and the Time will be so funky you can’t help but get into the groove. They are a ‘real’ band and don’t use voice boxes or have to lip sync and even at their age, they move across the stage (yes, they still slide when they say, Chili Sauce! and do The Bird)…You might find yourself ‘caught up’ if you go! They are still C-O-O-L!

Glenn Beck's Appendix

December 18th, 2009
9:10 am

Lame…. as usual. Entertainment Design Group runs this pathetic gig. Always crappy, has-been, cheesy and ancient performers. Little Richard, Collective Soul, Sister Hazel and nobody plus nobody else? Do yourself a favor… Stay home and watch the grass grow in your front yard. A stupid show for people who couldn’t buy a clue with a handful of platinum credit cards.

helmet head

December 18th, 2009
9:13 am

HNY

December 18th, 2009
9:17 am

The only people that make Atlanta an unpopular city (even in the south) are the racist, insensitive morons who hide behind blogs.

Kirk, you and JP should party together and spare the rest of us with your mindless way of thinking.

For everyone that is sooooooo unhappy with Atlanta, there are many roads leaving this city. It will be a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year if you all pack up and get it moving.

Morris Day and the Time…awesome. At least it’s not country or rap. I won’t be there but home with those that mean the most to me. It might be safe and fun but too crowded for my taste. I hope everyone has an awesome time.

Mike

December 18th, 2009
10:13 am

I think they’re a great choice. They’re talented and entertaining. The Peach Drop needs an act that appeals to more than the kids who can’t get in anywhere else because they’re broke and underage.

If you want to see a current, big name band, go pay to see a concert or get into a club. (Isn’t Lady Gaga coming here for something that weekend?)

atlanta native

December 18th, 2009
10:17 am

who are they, never heard of them. guess that’s the best they could do.

Benton

December 18th, 2009
11:02 am

Never HEARD of The Time? Pal, how about this? Before showing your ignorance in public, do a little homework and find out that The Time was one of the funkiest, funniest and freakiest bands of the early 80s. Morris stole the movie from Prince in Purple Rain, and he hasn’t slowed down one bit in the 25 years between superstardom and Underground Atlanta. Come down and see a legend in action.

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anjelic1

December 18th, 2009
3:50 pm

As a regular vistor to Atlanta and a frequent vistor to the underground I have ventured down there in the day time and caught a cab back to my hotel and have felt very safe, the sercurity was very good and no harm has come to me. When I decided to see what I was going to be doing to bring in the new year, I at looked at Atlanta and the peach drop and low and behold I saw an old favorite that truly can put on a great show for anyone who loves good music and fun. So to all of you who have negative opionions about the headliner then its ok just find something else to do anyway because you probably was not going to the peach drop, you just want to spread your hated venom to anyone who is weak enough to listen to you. And for Zelda please do not be afraid to venture down to the unserground just like anywhere you go just be aware of your surroundings and don’t carry a large quanity of cash or look scared. You can get hurt, rob or kill anywhere and in any neighborhood. I will see all of you who loves Morris Day on New Year’s eve to bring in the new and let go of the old and hopefully some of that old hatered that is still in people hearts.

Stew

December 21st, 2009
7:03 am

Wow, Morris Day and The Time, is an excellent choice. They will have the crowd dancing and partying for real. Everyone should come downtown for this one.