The Gathering of the Vibes festival at Seaside Park saluting the music of the Grateful Dead originated under Joe Ganim’s first mayoralty and may very well end up, well, Truckin’. Hey, everyone must experience a Touch Of Gray, right? The city is suing organizers for truckin’ from Bridgeport owing serious Sugar Magnolia in police security costs under the Finch administration. Ganim says this is just one example of the deficit he inherited from Finch. What a long, strange trip it’s been.
From Brian Lockhart, CT Post.
This is the time of year when hundreds of thousands of live music fans would visit Seaside Park for the Gathering of the Vibes festival.
With that annual event canceled, the city is mounting its own production. Call it the Suing of the Vibes.
“They didn’t pay us for police overtime for a couple of years,” said Russell Liskov, the city attorney, who for months has been trying to get the Vibes to reimburse an estimated $500,000 allegedly owed the cash-strapped city.
Demand letters failed to get the attention of Vibes’ organizer Ken Hays, Liskov said. So now the city is heading to court.
Full story here.