So this morning I've already had a visit from the police regarding BMEfest. Apparently they tell me that some asshole from Winnipeg has been calling in complaints and warnings about it, claiming that there are plans for underage drinking, illegal surgery, and so on… Hmm…. I wonder who it could have been that made those complaints?
Here's a hint: if you make threats to me in email, I will — and did — read them back to the police. Them saying, “yup, that's pretty much exactly what we were told” kind of invalidates your whole attempted attack. But seriously, how pathetic does someone have to be to try and wreck a BBQ? What is the goal? Because I didn't want to put you in the BME movie you have to try and make everyone you think is associated with BME unhappy?
Not only that but they showed me printouts from “fake ads” that this person has been posting for BMEfest inviting all sorts of people that we don't even know. The police were cool though, I explained everything to them and they seemed to understand and be sympathetic. But again let me emphasize to people to be on good behavior!
I am pretty much 100% sure that the police will stop in at some point during the day, so when they do BE POLITE AND COURTEOUS. They're just there because they have to be, and if they see that we're just friends having a BBQ they'll be on their way again.
Most importantly that means: IF YOU ARE UNDER 19 DO NOT DRINK! If you do, you will get the entire event shut down. Seriously. I can not emphasize that enough.
If assholes that we don't know appear, let me know so they can be dealt with before it gets out of hand.