|Joined: Fri Oct 19, 2007 1:17 amPosts: 661Location: Brooklyn, NY
I wrote this on the main forum but I kind of feel like I need to rant about it here.
I'm not talking about crusties begging for change or silly UF students either. I'm talking about the fellow Fest-goers that you witness doing shitty things, who you hope will learn better in the future. Cause sad to say, as I'd like to believe the average Fester wants to have a good time and make friends, there are going to be assholes such as the fellows I'm describing here. Thankfully, this story has a good ending to it.
Saturday night, on line at the Atlantic (very small, only myself and 3 other people waiting to get inside)
- This to me was a shitty situation I witnessed that redeemed itself by being handled by a good person. Waiting on line at the Atlantic on Saturday night, I watched 3 obviously very inebriated dudes stumble out of the venue. Band shirts, Fest wristbands, Festers. Drunk at Fest is nothing new. However, what was really fucked up is that these 3 guys then decided it would be funny, in their drunken stupor, to go pick up and knock over a city trash bin on the corner before running across the street laughing. Myself and the 3 people standing in front of me on line just shook our heads. General consensus between all of us: this kind of behavior is not only shameful to the fact that people LIVE in Gainesville, but that kind of disrespect could potentially ruin the possibilities of future Fests. So, the guy in front of me directly gets off line quickly, goes to the corner and picks up the trash bin as well as some trash around it. Myself and the other 2 people applaud him and pat him on the back when he gets back on line.
For the rest of the weekend I referred to this as "Bad Fester vs Good Fester".
Really people... don't do shit like that. It even says in the guidebook/schedule not to fuck up the town. Again, people LIVE in Gainesville, we're just visitors, and that could mean no Fests in the future. I definitely 100% back if you see someone doing something like that at Fest, do something about it, whether its talking to the person or cleaning up the mess. Whoever that guy was, good job brother.