Everything supposedly went off without a hitch (other than a fan getting stuck in a tree), so what’s the problem? Apparently the neighbors weren’t having it. The location, where the Renaissance Festival is hosted in the fall, is apparently awful for traffic and noise. Some people had to wait two hours just to escape the parking lot last year.
Naturally, that leads to an increase in noise and quite a few headaches for people living in the area. Last week, the City of Magnolia attempted to hold a Town Hall for people to explain any concerns they have. The meeting was canceled, but angry residents refused to leave. They complained of nonstop noise from Thursday through Monday, public intoxication and drug use.
However, Insomniac founder Pasquale Rotella has other plans. According to his Instagram, Middlelands is far from over.
📯🔥IMPORTANT @MiddlelandsFest UPDATE: Happy to say we received an incredible amount of positive feedback and support from attendees and many local businesses. Thanks and love to all of you! We did experience some issues with sound complaints in the community, but these are not problems that are isolated to our shows. These are normal growing pains for any first-time festival… and there are always solutions. I flew to Houston with the intention of speaking to the community face to face in a Town Hall meeting. To spend three hours on a plane only to be told on arrival by a TRF official that they were cancelling the meeting is disappointing to say the least. Despite what the media is saying, I showed up, as I always do. I will always fight to the end for our culture. This is not the end of Middlelands. We will be back! Here’s a pic of me and #RainbowAuroraRotella rocking out on the Bassrush stage!! #footloose 🎶🕺💃