Kurt Vile dodges the 'Other' Philadelphia Parking Authority in latest music video

Philly musician is carefree while parking for free in "Loading Zones"

Mike DeNardo
August 20, 2018 - 8:47 pm
Kurt Vile

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philly musician's latest song mocks a popular target: the Philadelphia Parking Authority.

In the video for his new song "Loading Zones," singer/ songwriter Kurt Vile drives around Philadelphia, confounding OPPA officers — the "Other" Philadelphia Parking Authority — who try to ticket his illegally parked maroon Chrysler TC by Maserati convertible.  

Vile sings of traveling from "zone to loading zone of my beautiful town," preceding the refrain, "I park for free."

"His video was very creative, and he's very talented. And he's to be commended for that," said PPA spokesman Marty O'Rourke.

O'Rourke appreciates Vile's talent, so much so that he saw Vile perform with John Prine in town recently. He added that he wants all Philadelphia artists to prosper — as long as they park appropriately.

But O'Rourke offered some advice for Vile if he really wants to stay off of the boot and tow list.

"We would just suggest that he park legally and pay his tickets, should he get any."