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Wednesday, November 24, 2021

An MLive analysis of nearly 130 police reports found there is more to the festival than what appears in photos " girls in bikinis swaying atop the shoulders of men in cowboy hats, 20-somethings taking smiling selfies, patriotically clad partiers hoisting plastic cups as men with guitars rouse massive crowds. In total, there have been 30 reported cases of criminal sexual conduct since 2013 at the festival, according to the police reports, which took more than two months to receive via the Freedom of Information Act. Faster Horses annually draws about 40,000 spectators, packing them into campgrounds and concerts with the hottest names in country music, like Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean, Keith Urban, Luke Bryan and Miranda Lambert.

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This is actually a really good read. When you compare it to other festivals where most folks expect worse - it is horrific. All this from a bunch of good 'ole boys.

#1 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2021-11-24 04:18 PM | Reply

Compared to one of Michigan's other large festivals " Electric Forest, a four-day electronic music event north of Muskegon " Faster Horses has 50% more reports of criminal sexual conduct and more than twice the number of assaults.

Great data breakdowns in the article, per capita and per sample population statistics, versus statewide numbers.
The comparison and major difference in SA stats between major Michigan music festivals is a surprise in a way, but also goes to show that most at Electric Forest are living out the PLUR ideals.

Also, I did not know Electric Forest was in Michigan, I get ads for that festival all the time.

#2 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2021-11-24 05:38 PM | Reply

More alcohol=more bad behavior. Who knew?

#3 | Posted by morris at 2021-11-25 03:20 PM | Reply

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