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The Great Horror Campout In Pleasanton -- Do We Really Need This in Our Town?

Original post made by Too Much for PTown on Jun 30, 2014

Just saw that the Fairgrounds is hosting "The Great Horror Campout" on 7/11/2014 and 7/12/2014, see Web Link for more details about this event. Do we really need this type of event at the fairgrounds? Do the residents of Pleasanton get any say in what is held at the fairgrounds? If this event does proceed I will be calling the Pleasanton Police every time I hear screams/chainsaws or any other horror related noises coming out of the Fairgrounds after 10pm.

Comments (15)

Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Jun 30, 2014 at 6:22 pm

how pathetic...


Posted by tiger, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 1, 2014 at 10:33 am

I believe knowingly calling in a false police report is a crime, and repeated use of police resources under a false pretense is as well. You have already stated you know the event is going to happen, so under what circumstance would you call? What kind of report would you make?


Posted by Rebel Leader, a resident of Del Prado
on Jul 1, 2014 at 11:02 am

I've attended local Cabana Club parties where two officers from the Pleasanton Police department were sent to close down the community pool party at 10pm due to local regulations regarding noise. So I agree with "To Much For PTown", if we expect the police to enforce noise regulations in our community why wouldn't we call them if such an event, which if I understand correctly runs from 8pm to 8am, is causing noises such as screams and other sounds of horror possibly all night long?


Posted by TBD, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 1, 2014 at 12:25 pm

If every good citizen of Pleasanton meets a terrible end the day of this event, then hosting it here will have certainly been a less than good idea. Otherwise, sounds fun. Even the horror folks deserve a place to congregate. Whether this provides a cathartic outlet or inspiration for evil remains to be seen. Boo!


Posted by Right, a resident of Birdland
on Jul 1, 2014 at 12:42 pm

I don't know how parents can condown such a dark theme for their children. We already have one horror show in Pleasanton with the teachers union. Now this?


Posted by Sal, a resident of Downtown
on Jul 1, 2014 at 12:52 pm

The first horror show at the fairgrounds was known as the 2009 Tea Party Rally. That was much scarier than this event and damaged our town's reputation. Now they can't find more than 20 people to attend a tea party rally at the fairgrounds.


Posted by IWouldFilePoliceReport, a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Jul 1, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Some noises coming from the direction of the camp may be from a situation which is genuinely troublesome. I don't see any reason not to file a police report if such gruesome sounds are heard.


Posted by right, a resident of Birdland
on Jul 2, 2014 at 9:28 am

Sal is obviously confusing patriot gatherings at the Fairgrounds with the labor day events held by the union drones trying to drum up any support they can from the low information crowd. No doubt, their rallying cry this year will be regarding another court case they lost recently trying to force home care providers to pay union dues. It's no wonder their numbers continue to decrease and the public's opinion of unions is at an all time low.
Sal, maybe your time would be better spent picketing in front of the WalMart grocery store... another stand your union thugs lost.


Posted by Freddie, a resident of Amador Estates
on Jul 2, 2014 at 1:51 pm

All this for $100 - $150. Is the Fairgrounds this hard up for clients? "Moved, bound, hooded, tortured." Huge safety concerns here and not the modeling that is needed. PD & City Council have signed off on this?


During Great Horror Campout you may be touched by performers, moved, bound, hooded and subjected to simulated torture.

To help prevent Credit Card Fraud, for online ticket purchases, your CREDIT CARD and I.D. are required for Entry. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Please make sure to PRINT YOUR TICKETS. You must have your printed tickets to gain entry to the event. In order to print your tickets you must log into your Ticketmaster account.

There are NO REFUNDS.


Posted by Pleasanton was nice forty years ago , a resident of Del Prado
on Jul 2, 2014 at 5:34 pm

I'm not a tea party member but from what I understand, they are for honest responsible government. And less of it
But I guess not all people are for honesty and responsibility. The best horror show is currently running seven days a week at 1600 Pennsylvania. Ave. If they break the ordinance they should be shut down. Enforce the law. I am hoping the promoters have addressed this issue. I would be surprised if they came in and openly skirted the ordinance. But then again times have changed in Pleasanton


Posted by getoverit, a resident of Downtown
on Jul 2, 2014 at 7:33 pm

A few points.
The event is clearly listed as an adult only event, so please stop with the "won't someone think of the children" stuff.

Secondly The Alameda County Fairgrounds are exactly that Alameda County. The fairgrounds are not on city property, not part of Pleasanton, not governed by Pleasanton. Please stop all this nonsense about why does the city allow xyz at the fairgrounds.

If you don't like the noise from the fairgrounds please feel free to relocate.

If you do not find an event or activity to your liking nobody is forcing you to participate. The amount of NIMBY cry babies in this town has always blown my mind, and sadly will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.
Please continue your collective NIMBY crying, holier than though attitudes and false outrage over the slightest perceived transgressions against what you personally believe to be the only "right" life should be. In the end you guys a re free entertainment, almost as fun as The Daily Show.



Posted by IWouldFilePoliceReport, a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Jul 2, 2014 at 9:24 pm

Cholo-Your comment, as most of them are, is entirely unrelated! All you do is slander "right!" Many of my students are active readers of the Pleasanton Weekly Online, your cursing is setting a bad example. I agree with "right" in that "don't know how parents can condown such a dark theme for their children."


Posted by Arroyo, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 2, 2014 at 11:42 pm

We sure have a bunch of cry-babies in this town.

If today we tried to build the Fairgrounds, the plan would be rejected. What a bunch of whiners and worriers we have in this town.


Posted by Mom in Ptown, a resident of Birdland
on Jul 3, 2014 at 8:43 am

18 and over event- I definitely wouldn't go but if I was 18? Maybe
Hope they have fun
They also have a safe phrase if it gets too intense for you and a chicken zone- I could see my 20 year old son and his friends enjoying it- right up their alley
The town should have more stuff for teens to do though - it would be great to see something go into the Round Table Pizza location


Posted by IWouldFilePoliceReport, a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Jul 3, 2014 at 12:18 pm

I was quoting "right." When quoting someone, you write EXACTLY what he or she wrote.


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