Originally Posted by kelloggshow
It is always unfortunate that the minority has the power to ruin a good thing for the majority. However, we were camping across the bridge last year and I must say it was a gross mistreatment of the generosity of the city of Salida! A disgusting display of human behavior NOT fit for people of any age, let alone kids. I don't understand where "outdoor festival" even coincides with drunk fest, human dumping grounds and public fornication? This takes drunk to a whole new level! I'm not sure why FIBArk is degraded to such a low when Lyons Outdoor Games is not, GOPro Games is not, BV is not ... Lyons and BV offer camping? What's the tipping factor here?
Simple answer is alcohol.
Previous sponsor: New Belgium
Current Sponsor: Eddyline Brewery
People don't put on Teva sandals or shoot GoPro video and turn into idiots.
Who sponsors Lyons Games?
The music is free, and the beer is not, but pays for the music. Good trade off? Not sure myself. We will see if things change toward improvement this year.
Last year Fishbone closed up the Saturday night show, and they were about as offensive as could be, singing about rape and otherwise swearing and downright ugly. The board accepted culpability for not doing a little more research, but I think everyone was a little surprised at the level of inappropriate they took it to. That show left a foul mood over the place that lingered through the late and trouble filled night.
I had a friend on the board a several years ago that said they decided one year that enough with the happy/cheery bluegrass bands, lets bring in some FUNK and get them dancing! (Paraphrasing there, but thats the idea...). That led to a wave of a different genre of music like hells belles and lez zeppelin and fishbone that kinda changed the atmosphere of the festival. I'm not surprised a bluegrass band is doing the saturday show this year, I think that will provide a different aura.