weir, greene, & robinson, have allowed their respective management agencies to perform at the wakarusa festival in franklin county, as you may be aware, this festival does not use properly licensed festival, and should you sustain an injury here, or be the victim of a violent crime on the event campus, said security concern will NOT render aid or attempt to arrest the perpetrator(s) even if they directly witness said crime.-I was not the only person violently attacked at this event, and there were numerous reports of suppression of reporting of violences at the 2010 edition as well (source; st bernards crew volunteers).
mr weir, as a longtime fan and sublicensee who has attended literally 1000s of your shows, and mssrs greene & robinson, (whom I have also attended scores of performances by, nationwide). in light of -in particular- mr weirs decision to perform at a benefit for a sn francisco giants fan who was severely injured at a los angeles dodgers game (and reportedly, not assisted by that organisations security personnel), I respectfully request that you have your management team rethink this decision to perform at this decidely unsafe event.
if you or your team have any questions for me, regarding what i (and others)feel is not safe for your fans I can be reached via the following email firstname.lastname@example.org or (720) 838-6564.
ps-it did not escape mine (and others) that your management team had the presence of mine to schedule last years furthur festival the same weekend as this event, (in what appeared to be a rather strong 'hint', to your fans, that they were 'safer' at an actual grateful dead event, than the poor excuse for a venue that mulberry mountain/wakarusa operates (semi-illegally, no less)*
* i will also be happy to share with you the letter I received in the US mail from an attorney in lawrence, ks, threatening to sue me for 'libel', for publishing the fact that the wakarusa festival does not use licensed security as per AR law
Terrapin Hill Harvest Festival is by far my fav! Very laid back and family friendly. It has been going on for so many years that the surrounding area is very welcoming and friendly. The energy is pure and addictive. They have a smaller one in June called Family Reunion. It is a lot smaller with mostly local bands. Also worth catching!
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CB! Can't wait to hear all about it!
I am not young enough to know everything.
Looking forward to the UK Summer Love Party next weekend. It promises to be a good one. See you there.
we actually had a big downpour last week in Oakland, but I think we're really done now. Very weird weather this year.
This does look cool... The Garcia Gathering picture looks to green to be in my neck of the woods .. although its been raining a bunch here lately which is a little odd for July
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Oregon Country Fair happening this weekend; All Good next weekend, Gathering of the Vibes the next weekend, and that's just scratching the surface. If you're in Pennsylvania this weekend there's a Jester Fest for the Rex Foundation...
what part of the country is this in? Looks pretty nice.
The Grateful Garcia Gathering is now in its 8th year! Friends and fans come from all around to dance and see to some of the best jambands in the midwest honoring and paying tribute to the Jerry Garcia Band/Grateful Dead's guitarist Jerry Garcia. It also marks the celebration of Jerry Garcia's 69th Birthday, plus its the 16th Anniversary of Jerry Garcia's untimely passing. But its also a time when many fans pay tribute to remember other Grateful Dead members like Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, Keith Godchaux, Brent Mydland, and Vince Welnick. We have leased the campground venue for August 4th though August 7th. 2011 for our 8th annual 3G's festival. Our confirmed headliners, THE SCHWAG/DEAD AHEAD w/ MELVIN SEALS of the "Jerry Garcia Band" on the Hammond B-3 organ, for two nights on August 5th & 6th! Be sure to make your vacation plans now to take off work, because we lots of excitement planned for all! YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS THIS! Melvin Seals is best known for his long friendship and musical partnership with cultural icon and guitarist Jerry Garcia and the smile of his that lights up the room. Melvin spun his B-3 magic with the Jerry Garcia Band for 18 years and in doing so helped pioneer and define what has now become "Jam Band Music".
Other great music festivals have hosted at this venue such as Weedstock, Farmapalooza, Sundog Summer Shakedown, the Big Wu Family Reunion, Campout Roots Festival, Effit Fest, just to name a few! The venue features 75-plus acres of brilliant surroundings with tall trees that nicely shades your camp site. Campers are welcome to have campfires at each individual campsite and firewood is available at the venue. The venue has a full array of conveniences, including 2 facilities with flush toilets and hot showers and other luxurious accommodations. Other venue amenities include a sand volleyball court, horseshoe pits, hiking trails, a refeshing Spring Fed Lake, outdoor/indoor shower facility, full service Beer & Malt Beverages, and soda Bar for our 21+ Deadhead-Hippie friends! Theres also two music stages, and more! Come out for the time of your life and share some fun times with Jerry smiling down on you!