SF Metal Festival Tidal Wave Calls It Quits

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The long-running-but-sporadically-held metal festival Tidal Wave has called it quits. In a Facebook post today, organizers of the free two-day event cited finances as the reason: "... now a 'free' concert in san francisco is 5 grand or more. It was against all oddz that we pulled it off for as long as we did."

The event, which was typically held in the summer at McLaren Park's Jerry Garcia Amphitheater, held its thirteenth iteration in 2012. Among the bands that have played the festival over the years are Saviours, Slough Feg, and Ghoul. The entire concert was volunteer-run and paid for by donations.

Here's the full post:

"ok....you been waiting ...........finances are the issue. been looking for a private site in sf cause i aint paying the parks dept any more extortion money to use a site that our tax dollars have already paid for cause they feel it's up to the promoters of the park to pay their losses because the economy crashed when they handed the cash over to the banks so they could not fail. My announce ment is that it's over. hopefully you had a good time because, now a "free" concert in san francisco is 5 grand or more. It was against all oddz that we pulled it off for as long as we did. thank you for letting me be of service. post your last comments........this site comes down wednesday. thank you all for refusing to comply with the system and listening to the harsh and beautiful with unabashed pride. it was a good run wasn't it?"

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