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Shambhala Music Festival 2013

ndrwrld

TRIBE Member
Open letter from the Director of Public Safety:

On Monday morning of the 12th, one of our security guards was given a SEALED bottle of water while working at the Fractal Forest. The bottle of water contained a high concentration of GHB and LSD. The guard was rushed to our medical facility where she received acute medical care. If not for our medical team, we are not certain what the outcome might have been. Suffice to say, they saved her life.

We are asking for the Shambhala community's help. Our Investigation team, along with the RCMP, is looking into this matter. If you or anyone you know, knows who passed this bottle of water to the guard please do the right thing and come forward with the information. We don’t care how the information gets to us.

We have a workforce of close to one hundred guards and while we can’t assume personal responsibility for every action they do, we do our best to instill in them a high level of professionalism and respect for the guests and patrons who attend Shambhala. While not everyone may appreciate the work they do or understand the complexities of security and law enforcement, intentionally dosing a guard, or anyone for that matter, is unacceptable.

We have been in charge of the festival's security for thirteen years. We have dealt with weapons, drug traffickers, gangsters, being assaulted, being verbally abused and so much more that goes unnoticed. We accept that as part of our job and our responsibility to keep you safe. Whether you realize it or not, you have one of the best security teams working for you in the industry.

I know, and my guards know, that 99.9% of the people who attend Shambhala are good souls and would never condone such an act. It is the 99.9% that keeps us coming back year after year. From management to staff to patrons, we have always had your back. Now it’s time for you to have ours!

Please come forward if you have any information.

Without prejudice

Barry R. Wilding
Director of Public Safety
Shambhala Music Festival
 

mitsuko souma

TRIBE Member
Open letter from the Director of Public Safety:

On Monday morning of the 12th, one of our security guards was given a SEALED bottle of water while working at the Fractal Forest. The bottle of water contained a high concentration of GHB and LSD. The guard was rushed to our medical facility where she received acute medical care. If not for our medical team, we are not certain what the outcome might have been. Suffice to say, they saved her life.
Wow. Worst luck ever.
My sister is an RN and has worked as a medic @ Shambhala for the past 5 years.
Trust me, it is a real horror show.
BUT
still maybe the best festival I've ever attended, so you should go anyway.
and FFS, don't take any drinks from anyone unless they are literally ripping the cellophane off of the crate.
 
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