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(Billings Gazette)   National Parks service nixes Daft Punk's plan to hold 50,000-person dance rave at Devils Tower. They just couldn't imagine what a massive light show with bizarre music put on by aliens would look like there   (billingsgazette.com) divider line 46
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2014-02-28 10:40:26 PM  
THIS MEANS SOMETHING
 
2014-02-28 11:23:09 PM  
It probably would have been an awesome concert but good on the Park Service for not allowing it.  I was amused by one of the comments complaining such a concert would have brought a lot of money to Montana.  Apparently the commenter is geographically challenged as Devils Tower is located in Wyoming.
 
2014-02-28 11:33:57 PM  
Well, that would certainly be something so scary it'd clear three hundred square miles of every living Christian soul
 
2014-03-01 12:05:46 AM  
www.cultureblues.com
 
2014-03-01 12:08:45 AM  
They could just play Edwin Birdsong's "Cola Bottle Baby" and psyche out all the people who thought Daft Punk created that song.
 
2014-03-01 12:08:58 AM  
They're just still sore that Pharrell stole that Park Ranger's hat and wouldn't give it back.
 
2014-03-01 12:12:51 AM  

Dinobot:


Hate to break it to you Roy, but that chick in the parking lot just sold you baby aspirin instead E.
 
2014-03-01 12:13:14 AM  
Ugh, yet another site that makes you answer survey questions just to read the article.

No thanks.
 
2014-03-01 12:16:09 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Well, that would certainly be something so scary it'd clear three hundred square miles of every living Christian soul


You sure you're in the right thread this time?
 
2014-03-01 12:21:14 AM  

Mad_Radhu: Dinobot:

Hate to break it to you Roy, but that chick in the parking lot just sold you baby aspirin instead E.


Ronna?
 
2014-03-01 12:22:38 AM  

Nix Nightbird: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Well, that would certainly be something so scary it'd clear three hundred square miles of every living Christian soul

You sure you're in the right thread this time?


No

/but I don't let small details like that deter me
//obviously
 
2014-03-01 12:24:44 AM  
Spielberg beat them to it any way.
 
2014-03-01 12:28:20 AM  

Nix Nightbird: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Well, that would certainly be something so scary it'd clear three hundred square miles of every living Christian soul

You sure you're in the right thread this time?


It fit the one about woolly mammoths better. That being said, lots of comments work in wrong threads.

I can understand an objection. It's not like the salt flat where Burning Man is held, an arena worth of people here would involve a high impact on a scrub brush environment and there would inevitably litter for years. In the flat they can pick up pretty easy. In fact, they could probably run a beach sanitizer and get all the little stuff quick.
 
2014-03-01 12:29:08 AM  
Ugh, a bunch of native groups said using the land for a concert would be disrespectful. Funny how that doesn't apply to the countless interstates and tourist traps dotting the western landscape.

/seriously, you guys used to have all of this land that's been used for far worse causes
//Arby's restaurants and Wal-Marts are doing worse damages than a kickass Daft Punk show
 
2014-03-01 12:37:49 AM  

Nix Nightbird: They could just play Edwin Birdsong's "Cola Bottle Baby" and psyche out all the people who thought Daft Punk created that song.


Oh give it up, they gave him credit for the sample.
 
2014-03-01 01:12:40 AM  

Strolpol: Ugh, a bunch of native groups said using the land for a concert would be disrespectful.


Only if they're not allowed to sell smokes.
 
2014-03-01 01:14:47 AM  

Nix Nightbird: They could just play Edwin Birdsong's "Cola Bottle Baby" and psyche out all the people who thought Daft Punk created that song.


Hah. Shows what you know. It was Kanye West.
 
2014-03-01 01:40:57 AM  
That's a shame. Done right, that could have been one of the best shows of the decade.
 
2014-03-01 01:43:08 AM  

Creoena: Ugh, yet another site that makes you answer survey questions just to read the article.

No thanks.


I only had to click once. I didn't even read the question. I like to think screwing with their survey results is worth the time it takes to click.
 
2014-03-01 01:45:58 AM  
The National Park Service said Tuesday that it has rejected a proposal by Daft Punk, an electronic music group renowned for elaborate live concerts, to host a show on private land adjacent to Devils Tower National Monument.

If it's gonna be on private land then why the need for approval from the National Park Service?
 
2014-03-01 02:27:29 AM  
so they didn't get lucky?
 
2014-03-01 02:57:05 AM  
 
2014-03-01 03:09:00 AM  
They should have stayed up all night.
 
2014-03-01 03:18:47 AM  

RoyBatty: That's a shame. Done right, that could have been one of the best shows of the decade.


No. No it wouldn't.

Fark those farking farks.
 
2014-03-01 03:26:47 AM  

Omahawg: so they didn't get lucky?


No. And it generated a powerful feeling of being jilted by the American system
 
2014-03-01 05:40:52 AM  
DP shoulda stayed up all night w park rangers...they might get some...er Devils Tower
 
2014-03-01 06:03:41 AM  
Good.

I've been to Devils Tower and it's an amazingly beautiful spot.  It really doesn't need 50,000 ravers trashing the place....

If nothing else, the parking lot is tiny, so people would be parking all up and down the (if I remember right) one road leading into and out of the area....
And once you get near the tower on that road, tons of prairie dogs live just off the sides of that road.  People would be farking with them (as they're so damn cute), getting themselves bitten, and feeding the little guys stuff that is toxic to them (apparently lots of stuff is toxic to prairie dogs).
 
2014-03-01 07:05:25 AM  
What, Red Rocks isn't kewl enough for ya ?

/ if its good enough for Excision, its good enough for me
 
2014-03-01 07:07:55 AM  
Hopefully they can find somewhere else around the world to do it
 
2014-03-01 07:20:18 AM  

AaronSynn: Good.

I've been to Devils Tower and it's an amazingly beautiful spot.  It really doesn't need 50,000 ravers trashing the place....

If nothing else, the parking lot is tiny, so people would be parking all up and down the (if I remember right) one road leading into and out of the area....
And once you get near the tower on that road, tons of prairie dogs live just off the sides of that road.  People would be farking with them (as they're so damn cute), getting themselves bitten, and feeding the little guys stuff that is toxic to them (apparently lots of stuff is toxic to prairie dogs).


Or the people could pick up the plague from them before going home.

[imokaywiththat.jpg]

Seriously, the broader area really isn't geared toward handling 50,000+ visitors all at once, whether it's on park land or on private property next store. And there are too many opportunities for people in altered states to hurt themselves badly, apart from just making a mess.
 
2014-03-01 09:31:23 AM  
....adjacent to Devils Tower

No, a truly kick-ass show would be "on top of".
 
2014-03-01 09:41:53 AM  
It there was only a late-night talk show/parody news show that they could go on...
 
2014-03-01 10:26:17 AM  
Thank you NPS.

That place is quite sacred to me.
 
2014-03-01 10:58:28 AM  

jmr61: Thank you NPS.

That place is quite sacred to me.


Indeed. I've never been there but I'm a hiking addict and places like it are the air that I breathe. I also love massive outdoor music-fests, but what these guys were proposing was farking idiotic.
 
2014-03-01 11:02:07 AM  

SpaceBison: The National Park Service said Tuesday that it has rejected a proposal by Daft Punk, an electronic music group renowned for elaborate live concerts, to host a show on private land adjacent to Devils Tower National Monument.

If it's gonna be on private land then why the need for approval from the National Park Service?


I would assume that private land adjacent to protected areas in still subject to restrictions.
 
2014-03-01 12:19:11 PM  
Hold it in a cornfield in Nebraska. Aliens love cornfields, Nebraska needs the tourists.
 
2014-03-01 12:22:21 PM  

Lydia_C: AaronSynn: Good.

I've been to Devils Tower and it's an amazingly beautiful spot.  It really doesn't need 50,000 ravers trashing the place....

If nothing else, the parking lot is tiny, so people would be parking all up and down the (if I remember right) one road leading into and out of the area....
And once you get near the tower on that road, tons of prairie dogs live just off the sides of that road.  People would be farking with them (as they're so damn cute), getting themselves bitten, and feeding the little guys stuff that is toxic to them (apparently lots of stuff is toxic to prairie dogs).

Or the people could pick up the plague from them before going home.

[imokaywiththat.jpg]

Seriously, the broader area really isn't geared toward handling 50,000+ visitors all at once, whether it's on park land or on private property next store. And there are too many opportunities for people in altered states to hurt themselves badly, apart from just making a mess.


There's no reason in rock & roll. Stop trying to make sense of this.

/rock on
//wait, my bad, this is not rock & roll.
///fark the rappers
 
2014-03-01 12:28:06 PM  
Good.  Not an appropriate place for such a large gathering.
 
2014-03-01 01:43:36 PM  
Good for the park service.  Any group of 50K people are going to make a mess.  50K ravers are going to make a huge mess.  In a place that isn't setup to handle the traffic to, nor the pressence of that many people is going to have an issue with cleanup.

//Crying fake Indian walks by.
 
2014-03-01 05:39:34 PM  
National Park Service: "STOP THE MUSIC AND GO HOME!"
 
2014-03-01 05:59:49 PM  

Ready-set: RoyBatty: That's a shame. Done right, that could have been one of the best shows of the decade.

No. No it wouldn't.

Fark those farking farks.


I'm gonna go with Roy on this one, he's seen things we people wouldn't believe.
 
2014-03-01 06:45:13 PM  
Good. I like Daft Punk (or at least I did, they better not continue in the direction of that latest abortion of an album)but no one should get an exception to disturb a national park in the name of entertainment.
 
2014-03-01 06:54:02 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Nix Nightbird: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Well, that would certainly be something so scary it'd clear three hundred square miles of every living Christian soul

You sure you're in the right thread this time?

No

/but I don't let small details like that deter me
//obviously


I dunno, I thought it fit pretty well.
 
2014-03-01 10:27:22 PM  

God-is-a-Taco: Good. I like Daft Punk (or at least I did, they better not continue in the direction of that latest abortion of an album)but no one should get an exception to disturb a national park in the name of entertainment.



This!!
 
2014-03-02 03:22:03 AM  

xanadian: THIS MEANS SOMETHING


s28.postimg.org
 
2014-03-02 10:21:12 AM  

FunkOut: Hold it in a cornfield in Nebraska. Aliens love cornfields, Nebraska needs the tourists.


Yeah, I can imagine the locals' reaction to that...

"Boy, whut in THEE heyuhl are YOU surposed t' be?"

/or sumthin like that
 
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