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skooooo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:52 PM
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Minn. Cancels 'Whorehouse Days' Festival
http://www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/wire/sns-ap-who...

By The Associated Press

July 7, 2005, 4:39 PM EDT


Organizers of the first-ever "Whorehouse Days" festival in Gilbert had big plans: a four-poster bed race, a beer mug-sliding contest, a showdown for best-dressed madam.

Now, they're looking for a lawyer, after the City Council's refusal to rent out public buildings effectively killed the festival that was supposed to start this weekend in the small northern Minnesota town.

Almost one-third of the city's businesses signed a petition against the event and dozens of residents protested at council meetings.

"The City Council's acting like it's the Moral Majority or something," said lead organizer Bob Cap. "They really played a number on us."
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LiberallyInclined Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:56 PM
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1. did ol' Bob Cap really expect the idea to fly?
a "whore-house" festival?

c'mon bob... :eyes:(just for bob)
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truthisfreedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:01 PM
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2. too bad they can't take advantage of the free publicity!
probably would have attracted a nice crowd.
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Kraklen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:03 PM
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3. What a bunch of assholes.
God damn Puritans.
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NVMojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:15 PM
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4. I know of a city in Wyoming that raises money for charity in their
town with bed races, etc. sponsored by a local madam.
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neuvocat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:33 PM
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5. Maybe in Vegas they could have this?
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Minnesota Raindog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-05 09:08 AM
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6. It should be held in the Governor's Office
Since it was T-Paw who whored out the state to the Tax Evader's League.
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Zookeeper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-11-05 11:02 PM
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7. I think it was an incredibly tacky idea designed to make money
for a few business owners. If they want to capitalize on the town's wild past, they could still have the same events with a name that wouldn't necessitate explaining prostitution to the town's young children. The tourists who would be drawn to an event called "Whorehouse Days" would probably be happier in Las Vegas or Reno.
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greblc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-16-05 08:35 PM
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8. The Biker Crowd loves this type of thing.
Sturgis ,SD has made a name for their town and tons of money catering to this type of activity. Leave the kids at home, let those interested have good time and quit being judgmental prudes.

It's "Whorehouse Days" not "Highhorse Days"
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