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Special Thursday feature! today’s useful news from adored alt-weekly, The Stranger comes from “Last Days.” Motivated by two “I, anonymous” letters, he takes a break from coverage of horrible child-related crime to coverage of horrible temperature regulation at Neumo’s:

“It was a freaking sweat lodge–no fan, no AC, just a deep fryer that made the 85-degree room smell like Burger King. Shame on you, Neumo’s–your obvious greed smells as bad as your fries.” The next day brought a second letter. “Maybe I’m just too old to enjoy 100-degree temperatures and masses of people enclosed in a small space with no ceiling fan in sight,” wondered Anonymous #2, positing a reasonable solution: “I gave you my money, now go buy a fan.” For an inside view, Last Days prodded Neumo’s booker Jason, who addressed the dilemma with admirable frankness. “Honestly, we spent all last week searching around for industrial-grade fans, with no luck. Every damn place was sold out.” As for the prospect of AC: “By next summer, for sure.”[stranger]

Having been chased out of a good show or two by the oppressive heat, we’re happy to hear that they recognize the problems of hundreds of sweaty people roasting in a brick oven. Still, it’s unfortunate that the local economy can’t support an industrial grade fan superstore. If something isn’t done about the situation, it’s likely that people will start showing up in temperature appropriate clothing.

2 Comments so far

  1. (unregistered) on July 29th, 2004 @ 10:52 am

    you guys need to get more people reading this site, so you get more comments. otherwise, we can get this kind of information…from the stranger. at the least, toss some real opinion (or anecdotes) in, so people have something to comment on.

  2. Rachel (unregistered) on July 30th, 2004 @ 9:20 am

    Ugh, well I hope they do *something*. Last time I was at Neumo’s I ended up taking off a good portion of my outfit. And consuming way too much gin, in the hopes that being ridiculously drunk would help me to forget the heat. Of course, I’m sure that only made things worse…but oh well…

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