A mu­sic fes­ti­val at Over­land Park Golf Course? Bring it on

The Denver Post - - PERSPECTIVE -

Re­gard­ing the pro­posed mu­sic fes­ti­val at Over­land Park Golf Course, I say bring it on! I am 72 years old and live on that golf course, fac­ing the back of where the main stage is be­ing planned.

I pas­sion­ately sup­port the fes­ti­val, as do many of my neigh­bors. Yes, we will be dis­rupted for a cou­ple of days, but it’s a small price to pay for all the po­ten­tial ben­e­fits.

Let’s not sell out to fear of change by all the mis­in­for­ma­tion, bias and scare tac­tics be­ing spread. Ev­i­dence-based real­ity still mat­ters in these days of hyper-po­lar­iza­tion. Let’s look care­fully at the de­tails of what’s pro­posed, and the plans for mak­ing it a suc­cess, be­fore we throw such gifts to our city away.

At­tend one of the free con­certs at the new Le­vitt Pavil­ion on nearby Ruby Hill to get a sense of what’s pos­si­ble with the right in­ten­tions. My wife and I have with our neigh­bors, and it’s mag­i­cal. Let’s have more mu­sic, cul­tural cel­e­bra­tion, danc­ing and joy!

Paul A. Bodor, Den­ver

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