After selling out in record time and recently announcing their initial lineup, today we have some more news about Electric Forest 2016. In addition to the ban on ‘American Indian’ Headdresses, there will now be a ban on alcohol; and people aren’t happy.
All of this news is coming from the official Electric Forest Reddit page. On that page, a user by the name of lsdryn2 started a thread and had this very sad announcement:
It saddens me to tell you guys this, but here is a quote from HQ regarding the post made today where someone thought you can’t bring alcohol any more:
“Per Michigan state law, any alcohol that is found during the search of your vehicle on entry must be confiscated. This applies to both the campgrounds and the festival venue.”
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Edit: this is apparently a law that passed in the state government since last year, and not necessarily something EF is just deciding they want to enforce. So no, they are not just trying to gouge you for beer money.
Now besides that thread, there aren’t other sources to confirm or deny this announcement. But nevertheless, the people aren’t happy about this ‘ban.’
I get that it’s not Forest’s fault and all… but this is the stupidest fucking thing I’ve ever heard.
Edit: Beginning to sound like this IS Forest’s decision. Which just makes it plain sad.
Bloody Mary, full of vodka, blessed are you among cocktails. Pray for me now and at the hour of my death, which I hope is soon. Amen.
Wow Michigan’s leadership is doing a great job. I wonder what law this was specifically. Much better to focus on something like this over providing non poisoned water to people amiright?