Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Deputies Shut Down Intended Music Festival
The event by a Rockford promoter, a month in the making, was apparently conceived as a musical flashmob featuring over 60 acts and DJ's at a northern Illinois location to be disclosed Friday morning. When it turned out to be near Harvard McHenry County deputies went there. All they found was a few people trying to nail together a stage. Deputies told them they lacked permits for anything, so they left.
Semi-incoherent postings on Facebook (?) over the weekend indicate a few people finally assembled, apparently, at a horse barn somewhere near Freeport Friday night. Then Saturday everybody wandered to a farm south of Earlville where most had a good time except for a kid who said somebody stole his wallet and a woman who claimed promoters owed her some money and her family was mad at her.