When seeing this Sept., 2011 story on chron.com today he just had to promote it..
Just a really stupid state with insane legislators and county bu county jurisdictional assholes. Here's the facts:
"OR Judge Grants Order to Block Music Festival' Abramson said.
Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Backed by a court order, Lane County officials set out late Friday to close down an unapproved three-day music festival by blocking roads to the remote site northwest of Eugene.
County officials told a judge that organizers of the "Where Life Begins 2011" electronic music festival failed to get necessary permits for the gathering slated to start Friday. The county is concerned about public health, safety and fire danger in a narrow valley surrounded by forested hills.
The status of the event was unclear late Friday. The Register-Guard reported that cars and trucks full of young adults poured into the Swamp Creek Valley earlier in the day. Several hundred tents were set up and disc jockeys worked to assemble stages.
Circuit Judge Karsten Rasmussen issued a temporary restraining order Friday afternoon, citing the county's concerns and calling event planning "pretty scattered."
Organizer Russell Gorman of Portland and property owner Brian Hamilton told the judge that the event was safe. They testified they had been told they didn't need an event permit, in part because they planned to draw fewer than 3,000 people.
However, Rasmussen said, "I'm telling you, you can't do this."
After the court hearing, Gorman told the newspaper, "I don't know what we're going to do."
The sheriff's office has warned of a high danger of wildfires this weekend, with dry weather, high temperatures and windy conditions forecast.
Out of concern for keepi ng tensions low, sheriff's deputies won't try to remove those who make it to the festival grounds, Capt. Bill Thompson said earlier. But he said that even 1,000 people showing up would be a challenge to manage.
County officials said the 2010 festival on the property was attended by 3,000 to 4,000 people, and there was inadequate security and too much traffic.
Resident Carrol Sarrault set up roadside signs including one that read "Play Nice" and opened a stall selling camp supplies and recycled vintage clothes from her carport.
"It's not my type of music," she told the newspaper, but added, "I think kids need avenues like this. It's only three days."
John Coyne lives in a house closer to the festival site.
"It's easy to say 'live and let live' when you're far away, but I'm on the front lines here," he said, adding, "The kids don't go down there to drink tea."
Hal Abramson is an independent music festival producer based in Maryland. He is a lifelong promoter concerned with industry ethics and presenting low-priced outdoor music festivals. Hal is also the author of the most comprehensive concert and music festival promotions manual available today at concert-promotions.com
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