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Published: 2013/10/16

Hampton PD Offer Advice for Phish Fans

As Phish fans prepare to migrate to Hampton, VA this weekend for the beginning of Phish’s Fall Tour, police in the surrounding area released a statement with some guidelines for fans traveling and staying in Hampton.

The Hampton Police Division and the City of Hampton take great pleasure in welcoming you while you attend the Phish concerts, October 18, 2013-October 20, 2013. We wanted to take this opportunity to provide you with a few important points to ensure that you have a wonderful and safe experience.

- For those of you who have accommodations at nearby hotels, you will find it is most convenient to attend the events by walking the short distance to the Coliseum. Please stay alert and utilize the pedestrian cross walks and traffic signals when walking to the events.

- The intersection of Coliseum Drive and Pine Chapel Road is one of the busiest in the city during Coliseum events so, if you are not within walking distance of the Coliseum be sure to allow yourself appropriate travel time to avoid the last-minute traffic congestion.

- Please DO NOT park in any of the private lots in the area. Those lots are designated for customers of those establishments and unauthorized vehicles are subject to be towed at the owner’s expense.

- Please remember to secure all items of value inside your vehicle. Items such as cameras, stereos and GPS devices should not be left in plain view.

- Police Officers will be on duty throughout the entire Coliseum area during all of the events and will remain on duty as events begin to shut down. Additional lighting will be provided to assist pedestrians when walking back to their hotels.

- For those who may not be familiar with the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, be advised that they prohibit the consumption of alcoholic beverages in public and it is unlawful to bring alcohol beverages into the Coliseum.

The Hampton Police Division will be adding additional officers in the area during the event. The Division will also be collaborating our efforts with the assistance of the Virginia State Police and the Newport News Police Department. Our joint mission is to not only enforce the law but more so to ensure patrons have a safe and enjoyable experience.


There are 9 comments associated with this post

40acres October 16, 2013, 17:32:11

Woke up this morning…Mothership…Policemon came to the Mothership…Hey Mothership Policemon don’t look in my red solo cup…

aron magner of aron magner presents aron magners the disco biscuits October 16, 2013, 17:46:49

as a veteran Hampton concert goer – do not leave your car doors or trunk doors open in the lot. this gives the police rights to search your whole vehicle and they will. they take every chance they can down there on that lot. it is not what it used to be.

me October 16, 2013, 17:55:49

What??? Someone is actually going to the Hampton shows??? Based on any ticket website you visit, it would appear as though every single ticket for each night is available!

Holmes October 17, 2013, 04:23:59

Oh, and I am a real lawyer. I’ve also really done all of the following things: - Been in non-public areas of the White House – Produced papers that were put into the hands of the President – Had my picture taken with the President – Attended a private briefing with the First Lady – Sat in the President’s box at the Kennedy Center – Sat in the office chair of a well-known Presidential candidate – Had a private lunch with at least one Senator – Had lunch in the private Senate dining room – Been to a private party with two (different) Senators, and two political talk-show hosts – Had drinks with a (different) Senator in his chambers – Been told an off-color joke by a (different, and of course Republican) Senator – Represented three Members of Congress in communications with the public – Been one of four people in a meeting with the Mayor of a top-3 American city – Had drinks (and been at a Dead show) with the Deputy Mayor of a (different) top-3 American city – Been sought out as a source by one of the top reporters on cable news And all of that was over a decade ago, before I turned 24.

derpa October 17, 2013, 08:06:37

go back to PT, Holmes

TCinNYC October 17, 2013, 09:24:56

I love Hampton!

AliceInWonderland October 17, 2013, 09:31:57

Holmes – ‘Who Are You?’ – Alice In Wonderland

ezzulus October 17, 2013, 11:03:40

...and lastly, please do not offer resistance when one of our Police Officers shoves his billy club up your ass.

dk70 October 17, 2013, 11:42:52

Control for smilers can’t be bought.

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