Is...Fernando's Gone?

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Back in February the meet didn't happen as they were still renovating..but then I heard absolutely no information whatsoever and there were no meets on the calendar up through June. Now I Google it and see 'Permanently Closed' in one of the info tags. What happened? Fernando's has been an Anthrocon cornerstone for a decade, I DJ there, we all hang out there. I will be deeply saddened if it's gone. -.-

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No Fernando's isnt closed for good, 2 weeks ago i called Pizza Parma and they told me that they are totally upgrading their kitchen and they are also obtaining a Liquor licence so they can sell beer.  Their plan is to be open before AC this year and have a grand re-opening for us locals

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There are no Fernando's meets on the calendar because we moved to V3 until they reopen.

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Thank you. I -really- didn't like the idea of losing my DJ spot and not being able to hang out there. Fernandos is important to so many of us.

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honestly I was hoping it would be because you play that music too loud , and its so busy I CANNOT hear my friends at all  or play my own music of my choice . yeah so I was honestly praying you would lose that spot if you can't be curtious to turn the damn volume down its A BUILDING NOT A DAMN CONCERT HALL . ( I have attended many meets and fernandos has been the worst expieriences mostly because of this music bs and Ralphee not calling the police when I was harassed by a drunk guy cus he had weed in his backback ) like fr a lot of you are selfish and it's disgusting . I actually got sexually asaulted by the guy he TOUCHED MY ASS  and the only reason i GOT OUT SAFE  is cus my friend had a tazer (didn't have to use it thank god)  and my dad told me to meet him downtown at the hockey arena .  like fr the staff at fernandos , the workers , and legit every furry organized meet at fernandos have DONE LEGIT NOTHING TO PROTECT ANYONE .  they just do what "the majority want " or "what won't get them in a bad position so the chose to avoid it all together ) and i've had horrible things happenRIGHT OUTSIDE IMAGES  . ASK CATRINA  she was THERE WHEN A FAT BLACK  BOUNCER CHICK RIPPED MY FURSUIT HEAD OFF OF ME AND THEN ALMOST THREW IT BUT DIDNT WHEN I TOLD HER THE PRICE OF THE DAMN HEAD . fr i was not IN the bar I WAS OUTSIDE AT THE WINDOW . I DANCED AND SOME STRIPPERS CAME OUT AND HUGGED ME I WAS NOT DOING ANYTHING ILLEGAL ( i was under 18 then )  .

 

I FR THINK THESE MEETS SHOULD BE SHUT DOWN FOR EVER DUE TO SAFETY ISSUES. and if ONE THING LIKE THIS EVER HAPPENS AGAIN  I WILL CALL THE POLICE . AND I WILL REQUEST THESE MEETS SHUT DOWN .  so if I DONT GET LEGITIMITE HELP WHEN IM ASSUALTED I WILL FILE A LAWSUIT ON THE WHOLE PLACE . ALL I T TAKES IS ONE MORE HOOMELESS FREAK TRYING TO STAB ME (happened again around Ralphee he was dangerous fr ) , A BOUNCER ABUSING MY PROPERTY , OR BEING ASSAULTED BY ANYONE BE A FURRY OR NOT I WILL PRESS CHARGES ON THE RESTURANT IF THINGS LIKE THE DRUNK GUY WALKING INTO FERNANDOS AND TOUCHING ME AND SITTING THERE WAITING FOR AN OPPORTUNITY TO RUN TO MY DAD FOR SAFETY I FUCKING WILL .  infact I KINDA WANNA DO IT STILL BECAUSE OF THIS . I plan on shutting them down for good . i think every young person or female fur reads this because DOWNTOWN AT NIGHT IS THE MOST DANGEROUS PLACE AND TIME IN PITTSBURGH ASSIDE FROM WILKINSBURG OR BAD ARES IN THE SOUTH SIDE WHERE YA JUST MIGHT BE SHOT .

 

 

thanks for reading - Vasi

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Vasi~

 

 

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If you feel so uncomfortable with the meets, you're welcome to not attend. More than welcome. They're not mandatory for anyone. Ruining someone else's good time just because you don't get what you want (and we 100% can't police the things that go on outside of the restaurant) is super petty.

When this is the first that I've heard of any of these issues, with the exception of the bouncer and your fursuit, the problem here is not that they happened, but that you failed to bring them to anyone else's attention. Again, just because you had a bad time, don't ruin someone else's good time.

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Do everyone a favor Vasi and STFU.  You said it right... The organizers do WHAT THE MAJORITY WANT which is how ALL EVENTS should be ran.  Just because you got your panties in a bunch because you don't like the music... easy solution... STAY HOME.  No one is going to miss your whining ass.  Most people (again, the majority) like the music.  Most people (again, the majority) like Fernandos.  Most people (again, the majority) dislike drama.  You however are a drama llama and you should have that thing on your shoulders looked at because all I ever hear when anyone talks about you is BITCH BITCH BITCH and I wish they would just STFU and I agree.  If you can't say something nice, then don't say anything.

Look, I am going to be you for a second... ready for me not thinking before I type... here goes...

You should have been swallowed.  Have a nice night.

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At the risk of getting sucked into... whatever is happening here, I have a comment/suggestion. Part of being the organizer of an event is choosing how things are organized (redudent I know, but there's a point buried in there). This isn't an event where we (the group as a whole) have any control of the area, as it's a public space, so you can't expect the organizers to be able to control what people in the area do in any meaningful way. If you feel unsafe in the area, you should either stick with people you're comfortable with (and can help you) or stay away from it altogether. It is no one's responsibility but your own to keep you safe (unless you're a minor of course... then it's your parents' and caretakers, like teachers, that are. That does NOT include organizers of a public event in a public space).

In the course of these events, it sounds to me like you (Vasi) should have called the police yourself. I wasn't part of the incident so I don't know how it was handled, but no one is required to help (though they should). Your best option, if you feel this event is being badly run, unsafe, or not for you, is to simply not go.

My suggestion is to organize meets of your own. That way you can decide how, where, and when the event happens, as well as exercise what limited authority organizing a public event gives you.

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