Oh yes it does.
But to answer your question a "Public Gathering" (PG) is whatever the arresting officer says it is.
See, these laws were put in place a long time ago to keep the "undesirables" from carrying weapons. They were intended to be completely discretionary.
Someone may chime in and say "well, I have been OCing all my life" without telling you that the Sheriff is his cousin and his uncle before that and he has never left his county.
There are a few places in case law that would not be PGs (McDonalds) but even that might get you arrested.
If I had an active permit I would CC where I knew it was legal (or at least reasonably believed it to be legal.)