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Jun 9, 2013 7:45 AMPublication: The East Hampton Press

Surf Lodge: Those Without Tickets Should Hold Off On Willie Nelson Concert

Jun 10, 2013 9:05 AM

The Surf Lodge in Montauk is asking some people who do not already hold tickets not to attend a concert by Willie Nelson planned for Sunday evening.

“Due to our overwhelming capacity for the Willie Nelson performance, we cannot honor general admittance on Sunday, June 9th,” the Lodge’s website said as of Saturday evening.

“In respect of our community,” it continued, “we ask that you do not try to get access to the Surf Lodge on Sunday, June 9th.”

The concert is free, according to the Surf Lodge’s website, although concertgoers were promised guarantied admittance if they donated $100 to the Montauk Playhouse Community Center Foundation, whose website has said for days that the option was sold out. The concert is scheduled to start at 7 p.m., and it is recommended that those who wish to attend arrive at 6 p.m.

The East Hampton Town Marine Patrol may patrol Fort Pond in addition to Town Police and fire marshals taking care of the Surf Lodge, which is on Edgemere Road, Police Chief Ed Ecker Jr. said last week. He recommended that those who do not need to use Edgemere/Flamingo Road, on which the Montauk Firehouse is located, use another route of travel.

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Kudos to the Press, EH Town PD, the Surf Lodge and the Montauk Playhouse for putting out this proactive message today.

Hopefully everyone who does attend the Willie Nelson concert tonight will have a great time.

Happy 80th birthday Willie!
By PBR (4956), Southampton on Jun 9, 13 12:18 PM
Glad to see you loosened up. All on their own, people do the right thing...you just have to have faith. Surf Lodge knows how to throw a conscious party.
By KevinLuss (356), Detroit, Michigan on Jun 9, 13 4:27 PM
10 4 Pollyanna.

BTW your holier-than-thou attitude is wretchedly annoying, so would you please foist your DSM definitions and condescension on someone else?

Thanks, and oh yes, "people do the right thing?"

Sure like the beachgoer at Long Beach who saw a parachute, people in the water and kicking in the waves.

Like the Town Hall mailroom clerk (and others up the chain of command) who hit the panic button when 3 envelopes without return addresses showed up. Thankfully ...more
By PBR (4956), Southampton on Jun 9, 13 6:11 PM
PS -- You appear to have assumed that the public outcry -- about a NATIONALLY ADVERTISED open-ended invitation for a "Free" concert -- had nothing to do with the Surf Lodge putting the brakes on -- that they "know how to throw a conscious party." Gag me with a spoon, please.

Notably, as reported elsewhere, the Montauk Citizens Advisory Committee deserves a pat on the back for calling the Surf Lodge out on this event last week. Well done, folks.

This potential disaster of an evening ...more
By PBR (4956), Southampton on Jun 9, 13 6:17 PM
Get em PBR. :)
By dnice (2346), Hampton Bays on Jun 9, 13 8:47 PM
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By KevinLuss (356), Detroit, Michigan on Jun 10, 13 5:59 AM
Life is going to happen all around you all the time. That will include balloons, mailroom clerks, waves, chains of command, panic buttoms, envelopes with no return addresses...all of it. You should try to get through it without being hysterical and calling people who think you are silly names. IMO. Have a great day!
By KevinLuss (356), Detroit, Michigan on Jun 10, 13 6:05 AM
Kevin, you are so silly
By dnice (2346), Hampton Bays on Jun 10, 13 5:37 PM
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> "guarantied?"
By Frank Wheeler (1826), Northampton on Jun 9, 13 2:37 PM
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Mr. Wheeler, do you know that you can report simple typographical errors to the editors without posting them here?
By PBR (4956), Southampton on Jun 9, 13 6:31 PM
Did you know the article was updated after Mr. Wheeler's comment, and the typo wasn't fixed? Poor writing/editing. IMO.
By Nature (2966), Hampton Bays on Jun 10, 13 9:52 AM
Sometimes the time stamp changes IMO as an article is prepared for the print edition. Also the editors don't read the comments for typo's especially over the weekend, I believe.

So . . . If a commenter is truly interested in correcting a typo (vs. trying to embarrass the reporter or the Press) then a message sent directly is the best bet via the Contact Us button, or via email.
By PBR (4956), Southampton on Jun 10, 13 10:10 AM