ROCK GONE WILD IS CANCELLED!
The House of Hair has just learned exclusively that Rock Gone Wild, a four-day rock festival scheduled for August 20-23 in Northwood, Iowa has been cancelled. Just last month, the festival organizers had moved the Rock Gone Wild festival from Freedom Park in Algona to The Diamond Jo Casino in Northwood. Here is the official press release:
Press Release August 7, 2009 4:52 pm CST
Rock Gone Wild, an Iowa based LLC was informed by Diamond Jo Casino, LLC legal counsel on August 5, 2009, that “the event cannot take place anywhere on the licensed premises”.
Due to Diamond Jo Casino, LLC refusing to honor its obligation to provide the venue, we are unable to produce the event as planned. This matter has been referred to legal counsel.
All inquires should be addressed to:
Sporer & Flanagan, PC
Attn: Ted Sporer
In related news, the HOH received an email Wednesday from a reverend at a local ministry. Here is what he had to say:
As President of [a local area] Ministerial Association with churches & families located within 5-12 miles of Diamond Jo Casino, on behalf of the Pastors & families, I appeal to you to reconsider your sponsorship of “Rock Gone Wild” & the Platinum Lounge (formerly known as the “Sinner’s Lounge”) during the upcoming RGW Aug.20-23. As Pastors we deal weekly with sexual abuse issues, rape, “date rape”, & other acts of violence against women & men. We really don’t need more opportunities for people to be abused in our cities. For the sake of our wives, children, & Grandchildren, we ask you to withdraw your support from the activities that would contribute to the increased risk of harm to our families. Check out RGW website for all the sordid details that your sponsorship is supporting.
Reverend and families
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