This Poster Is Now A LIE.
I was hangin with a good friend, when I was informed that the famous day event that most of us in San Francisco look forward to all year, was cancelled. DJ Jeff Phantom and I had some real crazy things planned for this year. This is the letter from the Love Fest folks making it official. Sorry folks.
It is with huge regret we announce that we are not able to hold the day portion of our 2010 LovEvolution event this year. Love Week, with affiliated events and parties will still take place from Wednesday, September 29th to Sunday, October 3rd.
After last year’s successful event, we worked for months on a plan for a parade and festival at Civic Center. Many changes were in the works that would have made the event safer and more enjoyable. Some city departments were still opposed however and we were in discussion about ways of limiting capacity at Civic Center, as over-crowding was the biggest concern. Then the tragedy occurred at LoveParade in Germany. After that weekend, we decided it would be best to seek another location.
Because of the short time for planning and the unavailability of our preferred potential venues, the parking lot of Candlestick Park was the only site available. We announced our intention to move the event to Candlestick for 2010, but were finally told that we would need to go to the Rec and Parks Commission for approval and that permission could not be acquired until two weeks before the event. As that was not enough time to properly produce an event such as ours, we decided to cancel the event for this year.
This has been a difficult decision for everyone involved. Without doubt, it has been an unprecedented summer of tragedies at large events and that has made city authorities very cautious. After five months of discussions, in the end, we decided that it would be best to re-group, reinvent and come back even better than ever next year. That is fully our intention.
Stay tuned for more information and if you’ve already made your travel plans to SF know that there is still TONS of fun to be had.
We will be emailing you with more info about Love Week later this week so stay tuned. In the mean time, we highly recommend you get your pre-sale tickets for the special show at the Warfield wtih Infected Mushoom, Shpongle, Hallucinogen, and more!
Keep the faith!