Though police claim to have shut down Groovestock, a three-day-long music festival held last weekend, the event's promoters say the party went on anyway, though perhaps not at its planned site.
The McHenry County Police Department said in a release that local law enforcement shut down the unauthorized "rave" -- held on a wooded property in rural Harvard, Ill. -- for not having proper permits before it began Friday. Police say that Turn Up The Bass promoter Scott Lansford, of Rockford, had misled the property's owner to believe that only 20 people would be camping there over the weekend, Patch reports.
But Lansford posted Monday on the festival's Facebook page and thanked attendees of the event, which apparently took place elsewhere:
IT WAS A ROUGH TIME AT FIRST BUT TO THE PEOPLE WHO MADE IT THRU (sic) 3 VENUES THANK YOU U (sic) WERE GREAT THIS DOESENT (sic) MEAN THIS IS OVER THIS IS ONLY THE BEGINING (sic)!
The event's Facebook page lists 1,000+ individuals who RSVPed to see a lineup of more than 40 DJs including Forest Green, Bizerk, No Ratz and Beans n' Rice. The event was said to be "employing the same principles as the late and great Woodstock, we hope to recreate the same unity among one another for what will be more then just a party...it will be a journey!"
Tickets to the festival, according to the Chicago Sun-Times, went for either $15 or $20.
ABC Chicago reports that no arrests were made at the event.
Photo by mbaylor via Flickr.