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Buzz "vigil"

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Dear Paula,

Good Morning. I saw the write up on your website and Buzz's website about their closing. I am a very upset that something like this would happend to the music industry. I would like to ask a great favor, could whfs announce that Buzz will be having a peaceful candlelight/glowstick vigil sometime around 10pm in front of Buzz tonight. A lot of clubers/ravers do not have access to the internet and may have not of heard of Buzz closing.

I know this station promotes the music at certain times during Buzz on Friday nights. So, can you please, please make an announcement on your station about this incident. The Buzz clubers are willing to go to great lengths to support our local music and club scene.

Anyone going?...I might

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I'll be there

from empath on the Buzz board:

ROAR (Ravers Organized Against the Rave act) has informed us that a legal team will be in attendance to make sure we don't get hassled and that everything stays within the laws.

Buzz Memorial/Vigil: Tonight 9/20

I'm putting this in Official News, because I want everyone to read it, but keep in mind that this is not the official word from Buzz or Nation, this is just my own personal opinion about what should happen tonight, but it seems like everyone I talk to seems to agree that this is the way to go:

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WHFS is broadcasting a Buzz Memorial show tonight from 12-3, taking phone calls and playing songs and live sets that represent the best of Buzz over the past nine years. This will be a good time for all of us to come together one last time.

I don't know what time people should start showing up. I'd suggest coming whenever you would have normally come to Buzz. Wear at least one item of red clothing so we can still have the party that never happened. Bring glowsticks so we can show the news the paraphanelia that was so awful that the party needed to be stopped.

And bring something to leave at the front entrance of Buzz so we have some physical sign of what buzz meant to us. Bring flowers, bring a stuffed animal, bring a thank you note, bring a card, but let Buzz and the world know what Buzz meant for you.

And hang around until 12, because we'll all crank our car stereos up and groove under the stars to the same great music that brought us together under one roof, every week, for nine years. And then at 3, when its over, we can all finally rejoin the real world.

Here is something I'm cutting and pasting from Jill, with some good advice:

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Many people have been talking about having a candlelight vigil at Nation

tonight, which I think is a great idea. I will definitely be in attendance,

but I wanted to kind of set some guidelines down to prevent any possible

trouble.

First and foremost, the vigil tonight is going to be a memorial service, a

place to remember old memories and share those with friends. DO NOT come

down to Nation tonight expecting a protest. There will be a time and a

place for that, but tonight is not it. Please know that ROAR is meeting in

the near future to talk about what can and will be done, and as soon as an

action plan is formed we will let everyone know so that anyone who wishes to

help out can. As for tonight, no one is asking you, or forcing you, to come

down to Nation. This is not like the Rave Act protest, no one is going to

get on your case for not showing up. Different people deal with losses of

all kinds in different ways, and if you feel that attending a memorial

service tonight is something that you need to do, please come down.

Many people have been stating that they do not feel a memorial service is

necessary for a "club night", and if you are in that group, again, you do

not have to come down. But please let those who do want to do this continue

peacefully.

Several things to keep in mind tonight:

-We most likely do not have permission to be doing what we will be doing,

and it can be considered loitering. Hopefully, we will have no trouble.

But remember, if Nation staff asks us to leave their property, we will have

to. Also, if the DC police tell us that we need to break it up and leave,

we will have to. DO NOT take out your anger on the police or Nation staff.

Please remember that the officer or bouncer talking to you has nothing to do

with this situation and is only doing his job. The last thing we need right

now is someone mouthing off to the police and getting themselves arrested.

Be respectful.

-Stay on the sidewalks. The quickest way to make the police decide they

want to break us up is having a crowd blocking the street and traffic.

-Please bring candles, flowers, letters, stuffed animals, candy bracelets,

whatever you feel would be a fitting memorial. I would advise no one to

bring stereos...somehow I can see them causing more harm than good.

However, if someone wants to sneak in a **small** AM/FM radio so that we can

listen to the Buzz broadcasts on HFS, you won't hear me complaining.

Feel free to stop by for as long or as short a time as you want tonight.

I'm thinking that 10PM would be an appropriate start time, as this was when

Buzz would normally be opening. Please everyone remember that this is a

peaceful memorial!

Feel free to forward this as you see fit.

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i'd love to go - but unfortunately i have a friend coming into town for one night only. i'm gonna try to get him to come down there with me - but buzz wasnt really his kinda thing, so he probably wont be interested.

my thoughts will definatly be with those that are down there...:( :(

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Originally posted by djbuster

i'd love to go - but unfortunately i have a friend coming into town for one night only. i'm gonna try to get him to come down there with me - but buzz wasnt really his kinda thing, so he probably wont be interested.

my thoughts will definatly be with those that are down there...:( :(

You'll be missed! But don't worry, I'm gonna have my trusty camera :D I'll report back!

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From the Buzzboard:

Tonight At Nation

After reading and talking to many people, it seems that there will be a sort of sit-in tonight at Buzz. I spoke with Nation staff last night and they told me a few things to keep in mind:

-the whole block that Nation is on is Nation property. According to their current restrictions, there is to be no Friday night event at Nation for the next 6 weeks, or this could result in the venue being permanently being shut down. Please realize that being on the sidewalks could result in Nation being shut down.

-the streets are public property, so you have a right to be there. But, once again, the police may find this to be an obstruction so they will no condone it.

-lastly, the best way to handle this situation is to write to the sponsor and co-sponsors of the RAVE Act. The below website contains information on who to contact and where.

http://www.emdef.org/s2633/

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