Posted in music on August 8, 2011

As you know, Escape to New York had to cancel the third day of their inaugural festival on Sunday. Here is the official statement:

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OFFICIAL STATEMENT

August 7th, 2011, Southampton, NY - In light of heavy overnight and morning rainfall, impending inclement weather, safety concerns and potential damage to The Shinnecock Indian Nation's Reservation, Escape to New York has cancelled Sunday, the last day of the festival.

We deeply regret any inconvenience this may have caused our festivalgoers. Out of respect for our gracious hosts, The Shinnecock Nation, we made this difficult but necessary decision per their request.

All festival patrons who have purchased Sunday tickets, including event, parking and/or brunch tickets and were unable to attend E2NY due to this cancellation, can contact their ticket vendor for their Sunday ticket refund. Further information regarding weekend pass holders will be available on the website.

With amazing reviews and a close to capacity crowd on Saturday, Escape to New York looks forward to returning next year.

For any guests who are still on site and Glamping, we will be hosting a gathering at the Elks Lodge site with The Jolly Boys performing.

OFFICAL SHINNECOCK INDIAN NATION STATEMENT

To the board of Escape to New York LLC,

The Board of Trustees of the Shinnecock Nation is advising the organizers of the Escape to New York festival not to proceed with the festival today Sunday, August 7th 2011. This decision is based on flash flooding occurring last evening and power outages on the reservation this morning around 11 a.m. The current forecast is predicting a significant chance of precipitation which may create further damage. In addition there are safety concerns as a result of the rain and adverse condition that may affect general safety of both attendees and working personnel.

The conditions on site include power outages pooling of water and damage to the land.

Sincerely,

Frederick C. Bess, Trustee

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Comments (32)

A bunch of mediocre and b-list bands scheduled to play the same day at the same location does not a festival make.

Oh...and FIRST and like this "festival," probably LAST.

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2011 8:47 AM

please. someone stick a knife in this fucker. it's done.

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2011 8:50 AM

"With amazing reviews and a close to capacity crowd on Saturday, Escape to New York looks forward to returning next year."

Ha Ha...my ass. I was there on Saturday because my friends and I had free comp tickets and figured why not. If I'd actually paid for this, I would have been super pissed. The thing is, of all the people we talked to, no one had paid. Just about everyone was in there on some kind of comp, press or free media pass. And no way was that place "close to capacity." You could walk right up to the very front of the main stage at any given point in the evening. They'd be fools to try this debacle again.

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2011 8:54 AM

So the reservation made them cancel?

I'd say it was also a failure in location choice.

How can you hold a yearly outdoor music fest at a location that's going to make you pull the plug if it rains?

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2011 8:59 AM

when you plan an outdoors event in the northeast in the summer, don't you take under consideration the huge chance of rain? so no plan B ?
weren't there tons of festivals all over the world being held through rain and mud?
safety concerns? i don't buy it.
i think maybe more of cutting your losses...
had they went on with subday they could've come back next year and that thing might have caught up by word of mouth because it was a fun event. now they don't stand a chance.

Posted by me | August 8, 2011 9:01 AM

and 8:54 is correct, no one there had paid for its tix!!

you think maybe the natives had a big rain dance that night since they knew they are losing money on that thing?

Posted by me | August 8, 2011 9:05 AM

My #1 problem with brunchwave is that I'm usually too immersed in my bagel w/ lox to realize that msuic is playing in the background.

a toasted everything bagel > Toro Y Moi

a smear of cream cheese > Washed Out

salty lox draped over the above mentioned > Neon Indian

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2011 9:29 AM

>> salty lox draped over the above mentioned > Neon Indian

what?! there's NO WAY that dude has enough character to be salty. helllll noooo. he's a plain bagel. that's it. not even a touch of butter on the side. feed that fucker to the nyc pigeons when you're done.

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2011 9:47 AM

Shucks. I put hummus on my bagel.

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2011 9:54 AM

9:29 is perfect

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2011 9:59 AM

Lox is too expensive.

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2011 10:04 AM

and a bagel with colored sprinkles is better than a night of neon glow stick action from sufjan & co.

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2011 10:07 AM

This festival failed because it was held on an ancient indian burial groud.

That and, LONG ISLAND IS A CULTURAL WASTELAND. No one goes to the Hamptons unless they're clueless rich folk, or they're lame brained bros and hoes who want to "party seriously."

Clueless rich folk? The lame brained bros and hoes? Huh. Actually, that sounds like the crowd they were targeting.

Better luck next year.
I'm sure it'll be a success.

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2011 10:09 AM

Did anyone catch The Jolly Boys set? Pics?

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2011 10:21 AM

brilliant PR. Use the Shinnecock Nation to shield your failure.

Bullshit.

You're just dumb assholes who put on a festival no one cared about.

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2011 10:22 AM

does Dallas BBQ have a brunch?

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2011 10:24 AM

Next year's line up: Flaming Lips, Cults, Neon Indian, Girl Talk, and etc.

I bet i bet

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2011 10:36 AM

@10:36

Nah man, it's going to be like Limp Bizkit, Aqua, and Sponge. Maybe Third Eye Blind.

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2011 10:49 AM

You left the bodies and you only moved the headstones!! YOU ONLY MOVED THE HEADSTONES!!!

Posted by Craig T. Nelson | August 8, 2011 10:50 AM

I eat brunchwave like you for breakfast!!!

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2011 10:54 AM

Fuck this bullshit, let's go back to talking about bagels. Perfect timing.

I just got an everything with cream cheese. This'll be a fine day!

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2011 11:03 AM

Field Day Festival was special.....

hipsters weren't probably around the area though when it was supposed to happen though....

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2011 11:07 AM

craig t. nelson... funny stuff.

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2011 11:20 AM

Ummm, anyone know any good Dauber quotes??

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2011 11:42 AM

Shinnecock Indians

Amirite?

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2011 11:51 AM

next yeart get the bruz cruz line up. ja cuzzi boys and vivian girls.

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2011 2:13 PM

damn Indians

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2011 2:32 PM

Joining the bandwagon of being Anonymous. I was there and enjoyed myself - at least someone is making an effort to create something for people to enjoy themselves at - and it did rain btw, I was there, they were shut down by the police in the evening as well after lightning storms came through.

Finally - the comments about the shinnecocks are kind of offensive so if you want to be racist, perhaps find somewhere else to post.

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2011 2:39 PM

I went and had a great time. Interesting idea, good mix of people,well executed.

Posted by Jim | August 8, 2011 2:46 PM

^How long have you worked for E2NY Jim? Got any leads for a job next year?

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2011 3:24 PM

this is such a lame thread, I posted at 2:39PM -> you all just have chips on your shoulder - everyone who was there had a great time, anyone who didn't must have something up their ass - look at the photos.

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2011 5:13 PM

o. not everyone had a good time.
probably least of all the 4 people who actually bought tickets.
I was there. comp.
next year?
doesn't smell good.
certainly not worth spending actual dollars on.
jobs?
the wasted security guard gig is the one I would want.
but that's probably already filled.

Posted by lilah | August 10, 2011 11:56 AM

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