Heavy metal show faces many permits

Francesca Olsen in the Register-Star reports:

For four days in July, the site of Meadowgreens Resort will become a haven for metalheads — if the event coordinator satisfies all permit requirements from the state and the county. Planned for July 15-18, Metalfest 2010, presented by Total Music Television and GSR Holdings, Inc., will be a “European style heavy metal music festival for eastern New York Metalheads.” The event, according to a proposal sent to the town of Ghent, will include two stages and 50 national and regional heavy metal bands, as well as a “vendors’ village” and European and American food vendors. Tickets run from a $35 day pass at the gate to an $800 VIP ticket for all four days, with camping extra. But at the county Board of Supervisors’ Public Safety Committee meeting April 22, a group of law enforcement and public safety officials expressed concerns about the event being so close to the county airport, and wondered if K. Randeze, the CEO of GSR Holdings and the coordinator of the event, would complete all the necessary permit documents in time for the festival. Read the entire article in The Daily Mail.

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