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    N9NE Fest offers foam-filled folly

    Thousands gathered at Tucson Electric Park on Thursday for the foam-filled, wet and wild N9NE Fest. The outdoor concert featured Girl Talk, Far*East Movement and Silver Medallion among toilet paper-tossing guns and a mind-blowing light show. Though the performers were very energetic, engaging and extremely talented, there were a few aspects that made the event less than a N9NE out of 10.

    Girl Talk was, of course, the highlight of the entire event, and if anyone wasn’t dancing during his performance they probably didn’t have a pulse. But even he couldn’t make up for the biggest disappointment: the absence of alcohol. The website advertised a beer garden for those 21 and up, but that turned out to be false advertising — a problem, especially because organizers behind the event have expressed their desire for N9NE Fest to become an annual event. The layout and booth organization at Tucson Electric Park was way too spread out, and although there were plenty of people there, the superfluous amount of open space made the event seem like it wasn’t very well attended.

    Furthermore, the hamburger and pizza stands didn’t provide drinks, so the solitary beverage booth was completely bombarded while the food vendors twiddled their thumbs.

    Maybe next year the performances won’t be undermined by flaws in event planning.

    — Kristina Remy

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