City centre concert – if you can call it that – is bad idea

Burnaby – The Editor, Re: “‘Block party’ at Holland Park,” the Now, June 25.

I used to live just behind Holland Park along King George Highway (as it was known then) and it was notorious for the odd mugging and some drug dealing. When the scrub brush was removed, it became a little more accessible and somewhat noisier.

We read in the Now that it is about to become a major music venue for two days in early July, to be known as FVDED, which we are informed, is properly pronounced as “Faded,” for some obscure reason.

Though it is not revealed what time the concert (if that term applies) starts, we are assured it will carry on until 11 p.m., so as not to upset people living in nearby towers.

I’m sure the police will enforce that. And I’m sure the three beer gardens will be serving only those who are old enough to imbibe.

Obviously, security is not equipped to handle these kind of situations, not being allowed to carry weapons, etc. We trust there will be no fighting or stabbings or shootings or the likes. One really should not be too negative. After all, there have only been (according to stats in the very same issue of the Now) 37 shootings since the beginning of March!

I won’t be at the concert but hopefully some kind person will record the goings-on and play it back (at full decibel) in front of the mayor’s house the next night.

Larry Bennett


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