Did GoodLife Boys send buses to Mosaic last night? Maybe.
After all the controversy stirred up by my earlier post about the event promoters sending buses of college students to Mosaic, I felt a follow-up was in order.
I wasn't able to make it to Power Plant Live last night to see whether or not the GoodLife Boys brought buses near the downtown entertainment district as planned. And the GoodLife Boys couldn't be reached for comment today. But I did get a message from the event's Facebook page at 5:25 p.m. yesterday, which made it sound like the party was still on:
IF YOUR NOT TAKING THE BUS AND TAKING TAXI'S....ITS $10 AT THE DOOR.....BUTTTTT IF YOU BUY TAXI TICKETS YOU WILL GET IN FOR $5
An anonymous tipster sent me this photograph of a bus parked
in back of Port Discovery, the adjacent children's museum across President Street (that's Port Discovery, the children's museum, in the background). The tipster said this was one of a few buses parked there. But, as Power Plant Live's spokesman Chris Furst (rightfully) pointed out, this one photo doesn't prove anything.
"That could have been any group," he said. "People use buses for millions of events. There's nothing I can do. It's not on our property." ...
Whether or not it was a bus full of college students, this whole ordeal raises a good point: To what length are clubs responsible for trips like this? If an event promoter organizes a college night and buses in students from area schools but drops them off two blocks from a club (against the club's knowledge), is that the club's responsibility?
I also got forwarded a text message -- with a photo -- which was, according to my tipster, sent to Power Plant Live security guards last night:
this is the guy from the sun. he might have glasses and a slight beard. he's not here yet.Wow! I'm not sure whether to be flattered or freaked out by this.