With all the controversy going around right concerning drug use and deaths at festivals, the news that Kaleidoscope down in Oregon won’t be getting another year is a massive disappointment, especially since safety wasn’t the biggest issue surrounding the three day event. Per Lane County’s Parks Manager Mike Russell, “the combination of noise complaints and litter are what led to the county’s decision.”
The county originally had a contract with OneEleven Productions scheduling a three year run for Kaleidoscope, but instead chose to breach it in favor of hosting “more family friendly events” in the future. With this and the recent ban on all EDM-related events at two major venues in Portland, it’s been a rough year for the music scene in the Beaver State.
To all the people down in Oregon running out of places to see electronic music, hang in there guys. Write to your local representatives and continue to represent the community in the exemplary way we know you always have. To everyone else in the Northwest, send some love and support out to Oregon; make it known that cancellations like this serve only to please a vocal minority.
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