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August 16, 2006

letter 2 tha editorz

Filed under: Uncategorized — lj @ 9:59 pm

Worcester Telegram & Gazette
August 14, 2006

Yeah, yeah, I know.. everyone complained about it already on Myspace. But seriously.


  1. well, I’M proud of you!!!

    Comment by mollyfatale — August 17, 2006 @ 3:02 am

  2. letter to the editor is my favorite part of the newspaper. sometimes people make good points, and other times it’s just crazy stuff written by my grandmother’s elderly friends. it’s ever changing!

    Comment by daniellevator — August 17, 2006 @ 3:03 am

  3. that was a nice read

    Comment by lynettemexico — August 17, 2006 @ 3:49 am

  4. thanks!

    Comment by zig_mover — August 20, 2006 @ 8:06 am

  5. UGHAGHUGH YOU KNOW WHAT I’M UGHING. anyway, this ruled (haha)

    Comment by blownfuses — August 17, 2006 @ 3:58 am

  6. ~*too’s

    Comment by zig_mover — August 20, 2006 @ 8:06 am

  7. i read that and i was like HAHAH NEIL IS SO COOL i didnt realize when you linked me the other day that YOU wrote it. NICE WORK THERE

    Comment by this_is_me_emo — August 17, 2006 @ 5:35 am

  8. what’s your middle name?

    Comment by infinityxcubed — August 17, 2006 @ 5:52 am

  9. patrick

    Comment by zig_mover — August 20, 2006 @ 8:06 am

  10. well written. 🙂 those greedy bastards. grrrr. making a living is one thing. Depriving people of WATER is quite another. *flicks them off* go you! 😀

    Comment by warmest_glow — August 17, 2006 @ 5:59 am

  11. haha fucking awesome, and so true. I paid $4 for a smaller than normal sized gatorade that was WARM. not cool. maybe thats why I ended up in the hospital. hah

    Comment by whiskywaterkiss — August 17, 2006 @ 6:30 am

  12. The concert promoters could have done worse by also charging admission to the portable toilets provided for the concert attendees. Corporate Formula: Provide nothing to shade the fans to avoid the hot sun (or charge $10.00 for a disposable cardboard visor with logo), charge them $4.00 for drinking-water and another $4.00 for urinating it. This is not criminal, not even price-gouging, but rather capitalism. Your letter to the editor may be the beginning of a lifetime of controversy. Thanks for speaking out intellegently.

    Comment by numb3r5 — August 17, 2006 @ 1:35 pm

  13. there is a fine line between ‘capitalism’ and unethical business practices. without a doubt there should be a free water option. it would cost them next to nothing to have water coolers of tap water available at these dates. especially on the hottest day of the year, especially when you’re dealing with a large demographic of KIDS who aren’t old enough to work. Charging $4.00 for water in a confined area, when you have no choice but to buy the water or succomb to heat exhaustion because you cannot leave is criminal.

    Comment by avion_perdu — August 17, 2006 @ 4:32 pm

  14. Agreed. It is “criminal” in the everyday loose sense of the word. Unfortunately, it is not “actionable” in the strict law sense of the word, neither civil law actions nor criminal law actions, where “action” refers to lawsuits or formal complaints to a court of record. The letter to the newspaper editor does two things well: it succinctly diagnoses the problem, and it offers a practical solution. That distinguishes it from the majority of letters to the editor, which are often incoherent, biased and not constructive. Thanks for mentioning the fact of confinement and inability to leave the premises during the concert.

    Comment by anonymous — August 18, 2006 @ 2:41 pm

  15. you go boy :]

    Comment by seducea_strnger — August 17, 2006 @ 4:06 pm

  16. While true, if there’s one thing I enjoy at work it’s watching the underagers drain their bodies of water while “rocking out” to shitty punk/rap bands only to find that bottled water costs $2 (tho we usually give it to them for free if we’re in a good mood).

    Comment by thereisnothere — August 17, 2006 @ 4:37 pm

  17. maybe, but 61 people went to the hospital. i really appreciated the water situation at pitchfork. i guess i was expecting Warped to be like that.

    Comment by zig_mover — August 20, 2006 @ 8:07 am

  18. Another check in the ‘retrospective reasons for not attending Warped Tour’ column.

    Comment by yurfxrendenmein — August 18, 2006 @ 1:01 am

  19. i was working, so i got all the free water i wanted. but seriously.

    Comment by zig_mover — August 20, 2006 @ 8:07 am

  20. that wouldve been so nice. we broke a record for the heat here in buffalo at warped tour. i also got the worst sunburn of my life haha.

    Comment by ______skyline — August 18, 2006 @ 4:28 am

  21. hte only reason i survived is cause i was working for patent pending and they had their own cooler full of water, which they shared. i think i drank at least 10 bottles. that’s 40 bucks, which i know i didn’t have.

    Comment by _like_weeds — August 20, 2006 @ 1:23 am

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