I would like to thank the Redlands Daily Facts for keeping us all posted on the day to day happenings at Pharaoh's seeing how there is nothing else to use as front page material.
I truly believe that 98% of Redlanders were clueless to what was going on at Pharaoh's nor did they care prior to the repeated headlines of the Daily Facts. Unless it's in there face it's not a problem, hence front page news.
I will agree with the statement that RAVES are inconsistent with the community's values,
but like I stated before I don't believe that 98% of Redlands even knew they were there.
If Pharaoh's is paying the city there taxes, paying for Police officers, etc. what's the problem?
We have a strip club, we have smoke shops, liquor stores, the UofR has had many concerts with headlining bands that advocate the use of drugs.
What else brings over 10,000 to our city.
It would be ignorant to try and say these people don't spend money. They have to be buying gas and food not to mention parking tickets and court fines.
40-50 arrests out 11,000 that's sounds good, really good. If the Redlands Police did a DUI/public intoxication sting on the down town bars on a holiday night, I truly believe they would not have a problem finding 40-50 to take to jail or ticket.
The raves at Pharaoh's are not the "RAVES" from the TV sit-coms or soap-operas.
As we have all read in the Facts there well staffed by private security and paid local Police.
I don't believe Pharaoh's has a sign that says "DO DRUGS HERE" if your kids are doing drugs then maybe look at your parenting, let's not be so quick to blame Pharaohs.
With 11,000 attending I'm gonna make a guess that 5% of them are from Redlands and a good 20% are from surrounding community's. Which means these kids want something to do and Pharaoh's is doing it for them at 40-60 bucks a head.
Not the community, Now that should be front page news, not this.
Let's make this easy for majority of the Facts readers rather then the dramatic accounts from these stick in the mud reporters.
Every time you see the word RAVE or RAVERS replace it with the BEATLES or ELVIS.
In example " Everyone was on drugs at the BEATLES concert or The girls were half dressed and having sex at the Elvis concert.
Ok now if you were around to witness the Beatles or Elvis you know none of the statements are true. There might be something to them but for the most part there are statements made by individuals that don't understand it.
That is what people do when they don't understand something they shun it to hide their own ignorance.