Concertgoers at the 2013 Lockn' Festival
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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.

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Psycholizard Aug. 23, 2014 @ 1:41 p.m.

I wonder if a bust for drugs and nudity could be arranged for The San Diego Opera?

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Don Bauder Aug. 23, 2014 @ 4:39 p.m.

Psycholizard: I always say that if you want sex and violence, go to the opera. Best, Don Bauder

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shirleyberan Aug. 23, 2014 @ 3:45 p.m.

I'm all for nudity but I don't like drugs. I'd guess most people don't consider alcohol a drug.

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Don Bauder Aug. 23, 2014 @ 4:41 p.m.

shirleyberan: Alcohol is considered a drug. Those favoring legalization of marijuana say that it is less dangerous than alcohol. Best, Don Bauder

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jnojr Aug. 25, 2014 @ 2:47 p.m.

There are probably people who are all for drugs but don't like nudity. Why shouldn't their viewpoint prevail instead of yours?

In my world, let there be nudity and drugs, and let everyone who doesn't approve turn the other way.

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Don Bauder Aug. 26, 2014 @ 6:31 a.m.

jnojr: Take your idea to the Tea Party and see the response. Best, Don Bauder

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shirleyberan Aug. 23, 2014 @ 5:14 p.m.

Thank you Don - everybody should know that alcohol is not less dangerous than marijuana.

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Don Bauder Aug. 24, 2014 @ 7:17 a.m.

shirleyberan: Alcohol is more dangerous than marijuana, according to those pressing for marijuana legalization. Best, Don Bauder

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Don Bauder Aug. 26, 2014 @ 9:52 a.m.

shirleyberan: Doesn't booze do the same thing? Best, Don Bauder

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