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Yasgur-fest in Bethel bites the dust

Posted 4 years ago by jackl - 4 comments Link: http://phi.sh/b/4dde9b6d, posted in the Quote category

The standoff between The Town of Bethel and Yasgur Rd Productions has ended. They win.

Upon reading quotes from town supervisor Daniel Sturm stating that the town intends to “hit us in our wallets” and after already receiving camping violations one week before people arrived, we know they mean business. The fines could be as much as $1,000 per violation, per parcel (there are 5), for the duration of the permit which is 14 days. That's $70,000 for the two weeks of the permit plus the $25,000 for the contempt of court. That is if we only have one violation per day.

The town would be able to then take a lien on our property if we were unable to pay within their timeframe."

From the Facebook page of Jeryl Abramson (5/26/11 at 1:43 pm)

https://www.facebook.com/notes/jeryl-abramson/the-standoff-has-ended/117464491670694

Comments

Undermind Reply
I'm kind of surprised the band didn't step in to help out Yasgur Road productions to avoid the now inevitable shitshow that is going to occur. It's going to be a complete mess as thousands of fans will have nowhere to camp and and many will just not go probably.
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zzyzx Phish.net Staff Reply
zzyzx @Undermind said:
I'm kind of surprised the band didn't step in to help out Yasgur Road productions to avoid the now inevitable shitshow that is going to occur. It's going to be a complete mess as thousands of fans will have nowhere to camp and and many will just not go probably.
I'm not as these people look like they're exceedingly difficult to deal with. Their whole MO is, "Rules don't apply to us. We're going to do what we want." Lord knows if they'd even bother getting enough portajohns and the like...
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rgrossi Reply
rgrossi Yikes.. hopefully the band or town will step in to help out. I really lucked out with getting a hotel nearby
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Savorybeef Reply
Savorybeef People should just start screwin over the Town of Bethel by purchasing their beer, food, and gas outside of town. Don't give the town any of our business and hit them where it hurts: in their wallets. You wanna go out to eat, try Monticello instead. Stop off Rt 17 to hit up a liquor store.
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