Field Day 2005 is off.

In a move that should surprise pretty much nobody, the Poughkeepsie Journal says that promoters have scrapped plans for the two day/three night festival. Citing opposition from the locals (who objected to the “rampant drug and alcohol use” at a previous festival called Gathering of the Vibes), as well as the challenges of meeting the state permit guidelines, promoter Andrew Dreskin and the owner of the farm where the event was to take place have said they’d like to make it happen in 2006. Perhaps the locals will have moved by then?
Either way, better now than, you know, TWO DAYS BEFORE THE DAMN CONCERT.