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This Summer’s Fort Reno Concert Series Saved!

by Prince Of Petworth June 30, 2014 at 3:10 pm 8 Comments

Photo by PoPville flickr user yostinator

From the Kojo Nnamdi Show:

“Amanda MacKaye told Kojo Nnamdi on his radio show Monday that the Fort Reno Concert Series would continue, a victory for supporters of the decades-long event who feared it would be canceled because of new National Park Service policies.”

Updates when the schedule is released.

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  • Anonymous

    I wonder how much of the delay/potential cancellation is at the hands of Amanda. Not the easiest of folks to work with at all.

    • anon

      You know, I’m not sure what your statement is based on but I’ve seen the odd criticism or even attack here and there over the years and it annoys me. I don’t know her or any of the other organizers personally but she and others put all of this together without compensation and without cost to the attendees. I’m sure there is a considerable overhead of time and tedium involved for the organizers and anyone who enjoys the Fort Reno concert series benefits from those efforts. I’m definitely more inclined to say ‘thank you’ than to criticize.

  • Fred

    Apparently, the concert series will still have to pay for a police presence, just not up front — that was the ‘compromise’ they reached. What’s wrong with only having police present when an incident occurs that requires armed gunmen dressed in blue? I’m sure Ft. Reno concert staff are capable of determining when such an extreme intervention is warranted and calling MPD. By the way, how many police incidents have occurred over the past 20 years during a concert? I’m willing to bet its zero or close to that.

    • Anonymous

      But how can we live without constant surveillance and protection from all possible harm? And the camera that is permanently poll mounted at Fort Reno doesn’t count! IM SO SERIOUS :P

    • The Blue Shield

      F#ck you, I need overtime.

  • Anonymous

    I know the organizers are hardcore, militant teetotalers. So does this mean there is zero tolerance for sneaking in alcohol?

    • Fred

      Well, ya. In past years you’d be told to throw it out. Sounds like this summer and throughout the future you’ll get a citation and perhaps more (a misdemeanor on your record). We’re so much safer now!


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