San Diego-based Best Beverage Company has had its concessions license tentatively revoked by the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.
Last year, the company was concessionaire to the Lockn' Festival in Nelson County. There were 25,000 in attendance. The state's sleuths observed marijuana and ecstasy use at the concert, and even — gasp! — saw a young lady baring her breasts.
In the ruling made by a hearing officer, the nudity charge was dismissed, but the charges of drug use and inadequate illumination were upheld. The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control's report was written as if such behavior had never been observed at an outdoors rock concert (where was the sleuth in the 1960s?).
The ruling will be appealed. The concert's cofounder will have another such concert, with Best Beverage overseeing food-and-drink sales, in September in Nelson County. But since the appeals process won't be completed then, the concert will go on, according to the most recent press reports.