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Alder Scott J. Resnick

Alder Scott J. Resnick,
Council President Pro Tem

Home Address:
661 Mendota Ct # 1404
Madison , WI 53703

Phone: 608-807-7962
district8@cityofmadison.com
Common Council Office:
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Room 417
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
Fax: (608) 267-8669
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Freakfest 2012

September 15, 2012 2:24 PM

Freakfest 2012 is nearing! The 2012 event will be held on October 27th, 2012. Headliners this year include Pittsburgh rapper Mac Miller and the elivetronica band Big Gigantic. Both have toured nationality and I'm glad to welcome them to Madison. Other performances include Kids These Days, Prof, Nobody Beats the Drum, Roster McCabe, Gentlemen Hall, Kyle & Keem, OYE!, A.N.T. and The Lately.

Advance Tickets for Madison Freakfest 2012 are $8. Advance Tickets can be purchased at Ticketmaster, www.frankproductions.com, by phone at 800-745-300 or at the following State Street locations: University Book Store, Stop & Shop Grocery, Associated Bank, Community Pharmacy, B-Side Records, Lands End Campus, Mad Dogs, Goodwill, Mallats Pharmacy, Ragstock, State Street Cash Mart, and Strictly Discs. Tickets day-of are $12.

VIP tickets are also available for the two main shows for $35 and can be purchased online.

Like in previous years, UW is continuing a ban for nonresidents in University Housing residence halls from October 29th to 31st. Residents will be required to show their Wiscard before entering. In the past some apartment buildings have posted similar requirements, although I have not been informed of any in the district. Residents of State Street will continue to be permitted onto the street with a copy of their lease or additional identification.

This year Freakfest will also conflict with the Badger/ Spartans football game. The game starts 2:30 and should conclude by 6 pm. Downtown traffic will be difficult to navigate, and UW Athletics & City the is working to direct vehicles.

Due to the overwhelmingly incident-free events of the past, less law enforcement will be required to keep Madison safe. In the last seven years the number of arrests have drastically decreased and the overall safety has improved. While the structure has been criticized by some, the riots following the event appear to be in the past. Hopefully the music quality continues to improve and the nature of the event reflects Madison's "work hard, play hard, be safe" mentality. 





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