Speak Your Piece About Outside Lands Tonight at the Richmond District Police Forum

The Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival is coming, coming in a big way baby, August 28-30, 2009. It’s going to be mega. So all you NIMBYs out there should start your yammer now, while you still have a chance to affect this Assault on Your Way of Life.

The problem for you NIMBYs this year is the growing awareness that Outside Lands Makes Money for San Francisco. And if your neighbors start thinking that the money earned from Outside Lands subsidizes free admission at Strybing Arboretum / San Francisco Botanical Garden (and dude, many of them are starting to think exactly this way) then you’re going to need to yammer even harder this go-around.  

I mean, just look at these punks raising Hell at last year’s OL. Young people enjoying themselves in YOUR park. Can you imagine?

Anywho, here’s your chance to hear about OL09 in the Richmond District at a rare evening meeting of the monthly Richmond District Police Community Relations Forum. Take care on your way there tonight.

Richmond Police/Community Forum
When: May 19, 2009 – Tuesday
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Richmond Recreation Center, 251 18th Avenue, San Francisco
What: Monthly meeting. Discussion regarding the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival which is scheduled for August 28 and 29th in Golden Gate Park.

In reality, Outsides Lands is a go, whether you like it or not, but if you’d like to understand how the Richmond Station cops on 6th Avenue are plannning on handling this large event and all the side-effects of noise and traffic and yada yada, then this is the place for you.

Oh, and speak of the Devil, “Ranger Dave” of Outside Lands has an announcement about the addition of ten more acts to the bill of fare:

“The bison were straight giddy this morning. On an expedition to a remote region of Golden Gate Park, Ranger Dave made contact with ten more artists that had been previously unclassified to Outside Lands. The proof lies in the documentation below.

Conor Oberst & The Mystic Valley Band
Lucinda Williams
The Avett Brothers
Tea Leaf Green*
Zion I*
Bat For Lashes
Los Campesinos!
Darondo with Nino Moschella*
Big Light*

(*species native to the San Francisco Bay Area)

See you there!

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One Response to “Speak Your Piece About Outside Lands Tonight at the Richmond District Police Forum”

  1. Anamika says:

    Perimeter Fencing : Closure of Golden Gate Park by Outside Lands thanks vis-a-vis Rec and Park

    Like last year, Another Planet Entertainment plans to displace San Franciscans and visitors from Golden Gate Park. For about two weeks San Franciscans and visitors are getting kicked out of huge portion of GGP by Another Planet Entertainment so that it can make a profit. Chunks of time and space like this are going to add up quickly. Say good bye to the artists, musicians, athletes, fauna, and so in Speedway Meadows and hello to the Walmart greeter ….

    21 AUG — 3 SEPT 2009 (and in 2010–2013)

    21st Ave — 44th Ave: Most of the West End of GGP: Polo Fields, Speedway, Lindley, Marx, Little Speedway Meadows, and the connective areas

    All unauthorized users

    Chain–link fencing

    What to Do
    Spread the word about our loss of access to GGP, the displacement of fauna, and the destruction of flora by letter, word of mouth, phone, email, text, etc.

    Call your supervisor: 554-5184; 554-5163 (fax); 554-5227 (TTY)

    Call SF Rec and Park: 831-2700

    Attend the Public Meetings
    8 June, 7pm, Zephyr Coffee House
    11 June, 7pm, Taraval Police Station
    15 June, 6pm, Grace Luthern Church
    18 July, 10am, Sunset Rec Center

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