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What? Drugs and nudity at a rock concert?

Tentatively, SD company loses Virginia concessions license

Concertgoers at the 2013 Lockn' Festival
Concertgoers at the 2013 Lockn' Festival

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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Concertgoers at the 2013 Lockn' Festival
Concertgoers at the 2013 Lockn' Festival

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

Aug. 23, 2014

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

Aug. 23, 2014

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

Aug. 23, 2014

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

Aug. 23, 2014

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.

Aug. 25, 2014

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

Aug. 26, 2014

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

Aug. 23, 2014

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

Aug. 24, 2014

But drugs seem to make people stupid.

Aug. 25, 2014

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

Aug. 26, 2014

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