Now, before you freak out, there’s a good reason for this.
Simply put, we ran out of room at our Brooklyn Center brewery. Cramming that many people and that many campers into an industrial park was a study in chaos and a credit to the very (VERY) tolerant businesses who share the neighborhood with us.
Once it became apparent that we had to move the event, we needed to find another location that would allow us to amplify the entire experience. Festival Field wasn’t an option, as state law prohibits us from selling bottles of Darkness outside of the building. We were able to sell bottles in Brooklyn Center thanks to an agreement with Brooklyn Center Liquors, who we should all thank for what they’ve done to support Darkness Day over the years.
With that in mind, we needed to find a place that would allow us to:
- Sell Darkness bottles.
- Have live, loud music*.
- Have plenty of campground for the folks who very literally come from all over the world to be there.
- Generally make Darkness Day a bigger, better event.
The best option in the area that fulfilled these four requirements was the Somerset Amphitheater in Somerset, Wisconsin.
So that’s where Darkness Day will be this year, on Saturday, Sept. 29. It’ll be cool.