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Re: Moonfest festival
« Reply #90 on: August 20, 2008, 13:40:25 pm »
So if the organisers had only sold 150 tickets, could they have manipulated teh situation to find an excuse to cancel? I love conspiracy theories.
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Re: Moonfest festival
« Reply #91 on: August 20, 2008, 13:41:40 pm »
So if the organisers had only sold 150 tickets, could they have manipulated teh situation to find an excuse to cancel? I love conspiracy theories.

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Re: Moonfest festival
« Reply #92 on: August 20, 2008, 13:44:24 pm »
could do...blame the police publicly but really looking for a way out cos of crap ticket sales...sounds easy  when you look at it that way i suppose



i heard conversations in the town.... i said it had been cancelled but nooooo it was still on...... sat n sun.....   and sold loads of tickets........  sounds like girl didnt know what she was on about  ::)     like always...different stories for every way  ::)
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Re: Moonfest festival
« Reply #93 on: August 20, 2008, 13:46:08 pm »
The last thing the Police wanted was lots of people turning up from long distances away. They had been told that the festival would be mainly for local people - hence the relatively small size of 5,000.
 
When it became clear that ticket sales were slow, I bet the Police realised that the security risk was higher than they had been led to believe - hence the Police re-assessing the risks and deciding that Babyshambles was too big a risk with a predominantly non-local crowd who would be turning up mainly without tickets .....
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Re: Moonfest festival - CANCELLED
« Reply #94 on: August 20, 2008, 14:08:14 pm »
Latest from Wiltshire Times:  Moonfest Cancelled
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Re: Moonfest festival
« Reply #95 on: August 20, 2008, 14:08:57 pm »
i think rosebud had a point about police numbers,would they have the budget for it.?

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Re: Moonfest festival
« Reply #96 on: August 20, 2008, 14:11:27 pm »
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ORGANISERS of this year's Moonfest have reacted angrily after they were forced to cancel the entire event.

THEY chose to cancel the entire festival didnt they? not the police..that was just one day...or am i missing something somewhere?   why say they were forced to cancel entire event if they werent??   i know...it sells papers and make people feel sorry for them and gets publicity

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Re: Moonfest festival
« Reply #97 on: August 20, 2008, 14:11:33 pm »
i think rosebud had a point about police numbers,would they have the budget for it.?

Moonfest had agreed to pay for the Police who had agreed to draft in large numbers of police from other forces to patrol the area all weekend.
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Re: Moonfest festival
« Reply #98 on: August 20, 2008, 14:12:33 pm »
i think rosebud had a point about police numbers,would they have the budget for it.?

Moonfest had agreed to pay for the Police who had agreed to draft in large numbers of police from other forces to patrol the area all weekend.
fine if thats the case,were does it state that??

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Re: Moonfest festival
« Reply #99 on: August 20, 2008, 14:14:57 pm »
The police came to a town council meeting in July and a police Inspector told us this as part of his reply to my question about how many stewards and police were attending and who was paying for this.
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Re: Moonfest festival
« Reply #100 on: August 20, 2008, 14:19:28 pm »
police were attending and who was paying for this.
so who was paying??

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Re: Moonfest festival
« Reply #101 on: August 20, 2008, 14:20:26 pm »
Pat rest days had been cancelled and organisers always pay for policing. You wouldn't expect the tax payers to foot the bill to police a commercial event.
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Re: Moonfest festival
« Reply #102 on: August 20, 2008, 14:21:07 pm »
Moonfeast was paying for the police to attend, but no will be paying will they.. It's been cancelled silly boy...
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Re: Moonfest festival
« Reply #103 on: August 20, 2008, 14:22:01 pm »
Pat rest days had been cancelled and organisers always pay for policing. You wouldn't expect the tax payers to police a commercial event.
well thats the reason i asked,no i dont expect the tax payers to pay for it ::)

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Re: Moonfest festival
« Reply #104 on: August 20, 2008, 14:22:21 pm »
so who was paying??

The organisers pay.