665 West Street, Amherst
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UPDATE (Wednesday morning):The April 14 concert has been cancelled. Ahhh ... was it something I said?
Original Post: (Tuesday morning):
So you have to wonder if the Amherst underground Punk music business is bustling enough to absorb an extra $1,800 cost of doing business bestowed upon them by the Amherst Police Department?
If so, I'm sure the Amherst Building Commissioner will be more than happy to get involved and shut down these boy wonder music entrepreneurs wannabes for all sorts of zoning violations (including parking on the front lawn).
Darn! Sorry I missed "Anal War Head"
Around midnight Saturday Amherst Police arrived at 665 West Street located on the front steps of Orchard Valley, one of the oldest working class neighborhoods in Amherst, to find 250 patrons crowded into the basement of this one family ranch.
And you just know the "promoters" did not have a trained employee as "crowd manager" -- a Massachusetts Fire Code enacted after the devastating conflagration at the Station Nightclub ten years ago where 100 patrons perished.
Not much headroom in the basement
APD issued each of the three leaseholders two $300 tickets, one for Nuisance House and the other for Noise. So at $5 head entry, the 250 patron crowd did not even generate enough revenue to cover the fines. But more than enough to disrupt the neighborhood.
Maybe they will just increase the cover charge for the