Fear not, this blog is still kosher ;)
Turns out that Alameda just nixed plans to hold “Spring Shwing” — which would’ve been the island’s own version of San Francisco’s Exotic Erotic ball.
“The event you have proposed would involve adult entertainment, last until 3 a.m., include serving alcohol and be open to the members of the general public through ticket sales over the Internet,” wrote City Manager Debra Kurita, who also serves as executive director of the Alameda Reuse and Redevelopment Authority.
Inevitably, this has set off an exchange of words between the producer and the site license holder. At a first glance, it appears the city was well within its rights to deny the license given that information on security, parking and ticket sales were lacking. There’s also the impact on local police resources given that the organizers expect nearly 3,000 people to show up. And if all this weren’t enough, there’s the minor detail of an existing city policy that mandates quiet hours on the base between 12:30-5:00 AM. The only exception to this policy is the Hornet, which offers several options to host such large events.
Perhaps the organizers can reschedule their event to be held on the the flight deck: the view is stunning and it can accomodate 5,000!