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Sunday, September 16, 2018

A City Employee/Volunteer Speaks Out About Salisbury Maryland Folk Festival

I was part of the "bucket brigade". In my 8 hour shift I collected $9.34, a bus token, and a tract from some religious organization. Some of my cohorts collected nothing, said the spectators advised they had already given. Wonder who will pick up the tab? By the way I am a city employee not a civil servant and was strongly advised to volunteer or suffer the circumstances. In the three days I worked 21 hours at the festival, had to buy my own food and not even supplied with water. Go Jake!!!!!

87 comments:

Anonymous said...

How much do you want to bet that the music festival will be touted by the media and the local government as a success, with the very low turnout called moderate and it being blamed completely on the weather?

Anonymous said...

Even the cops had an suv with a cooler of water in it in the parking garage

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your service.

Anonymous said...

The weather is not a factor when it comes to a 3 day event. It's different when it's something like a 10-day state fair and people can hold off for better weather.
If people were interested they would have come regardless of the weather. The problem is Salisbury and the surrounding ares isn't enticing enough for people. Even people who love folk music aren't going to drive any distance, pay for a 2 night hotel stay just to stay at the festival the whole time. They want other options to visit otherwise they don't feel it is worthwhile to go.

Anonymous said...

10:58,

Good point. If there had been good weather then it would be irrefutable that this is a complete failure and waste of public funds. As it is, only a fool would conclude otherwise.

Anonymous said...

I was there from about 1:30 to 3:30 yesterday. When I arrived there was plenty of parking in the parking lot near Rt 13. I have to say by the time I left it was full. I walked the grounds twice thinking I must have missed things. I hadn’t. The Marketplace was about 10 or 12 vendors selling overpriced junk. I really like quality crafts, but there were none there. The “talent” that I saw was terrible. The only thing I liked was the skipjack that was on the river. I estimate the “crowd” to be maybe 1000 at the time I was there. Almost all the tags on the cars in the parking lot were Md or De.

Anonymous said...

He's in breach fed's and state laws with broken city works rules with no planning and stealing money from towns folks and should be jail with whole city gov's.

Anonymous said...

Joe, on Saturday delmarvanow.com had an article called something like "how businesses made out on the festival's first day". The responses from business was very underwhelming. All said business was slow, actually slower than usual. I notice there is no article asking these businesses how they fared on Saturday, nor do I see the article about Friday up anymore. Interesting, don't you think?

Anonymous said...

When voting for County Exec this fall don't forget that Heath wanted to triple Jake Day's salary.

Anonymous said...

LOL
i was in a McDonalds this am and a table full of commie socialists complaining that every time salisbury does a event it gets rained out lolololol GOD IS PUNISHING you salisbury.

Anonymous said...

10:58- I thought the same. I bet 102.5 FM's 'shore minute' will have the idiot mayor touting the success, despite the rain, and is already planning for next year. I have never witnessed such a joke of a mayor in all my 50 years! What an ass clown!

Anonymous said...

Yes very disorganized but the bands and musicians are very good from what I've seen and heard. There are some good things unfortunately the organizers are not it.

Anonymous said...

Can you imagine the chaos if the tens of thousands cited by organizers had actually showed up? Local traffic couldn’t handle several hundred on Friday.

Anonymous said...

This the Wrath of GOD decision on behalf of the taxpaying Citizens of Salisbury.

Anonymous said...

An enormous amount of vendors selling BS nobody needs or wants. Whee children get elected you get a playground .
Let's look at the big picture , start at the top .
1. obama started this BS 10 years ago.
2. It took 8 years of his bull$hit to produce a$$ holes like Day
3. The cancer that he caused will take many years to cure.
4. If Trump is somehow gone or not reelected civil war will be in this country
5. The conservatives will win the war with an uncontrollable vengeance.
6. The rivers will run red with blood.

Anonymous said...

I am sure the homeless were a big participant in this event. They had free shelter, free music and free bathrooms. Its about time we helped them out!! As far as the event itself, very poor planning, very poor attendance. The news can talk it up all they want, but your pictures show the truth! I gave up on the news 2 years ago. They only tell you what they want and show you what they want instead of giving us the real news about the crime and tragedy happening in our little Salisbury!! Jake Day has to go!! ASAP Along with all his little puppets!!

Anonymous said...

City employees should get overtime pay, but may need the services of an attorney to help them get it.

Anonymous said...

From a conversation I had with one of the beggars, since there were so few of them they were strategically moved to stages where the most people were. When we were at a blues show there were at least 8 of them prancing around doing nothing most of the show. Some looked very young (in their teens). At the end of the show someone came on and hammered at the audience telling them to give money. It was an embarrassment.

The whole thing was sad. The weather killed it. The set up was a struggle to navigate, there were no tents at most of the stages so you were standing in the rain.

When we went past the "family" area there was nothing going on at all. We could not find the vendors selling their wares and missed that. Most of the food trucks had no prices posted so we didn't buy anything.

We were relieved to finally find a band worth listening to a tent to hide under and a chair to sit on.

Having attended and volunteered at other music festival it is obvious that Jake has never attended anything other than a firefly. You need tents and chairs at every stage if you expect people to stay.

Anonymous said...

I conceive this website has some rattling good info for everyone
:D.

Anonymous said...

That's because Heath wants to be the next mayor.

Anonymous said...

Put a fork in it. It was beat.

Anonymous said...

Employees were notified they wouldn’t be getting paid overtime, but vacation days.

Anonymous said...

We saw Jake Day last night, drunk as hell and dancing like a fool. Stay classy Salisbury.

Anonymous said...

I attended assuming that they would have some folk music , instead they had music like I've never heard from other countries . Our country is traditionally known for it's folk music such as "blowing in the wind " This land is your land " and many others , not the crap I heard with a bunch of gays dancing to the tune of BS. The beer sellers did great as well as the wine , I could have stayed if I got drunk but I thought I'd puke first . What a waste of time , I was warned , didn't pay attention to the blog.

Anonymous said...

Jake the snake strikes again!

Anonymous said...

The author is a part of the problem. Evidently this person is scared for their job. If this person has skills and knowledge they wouldn’t give away hours from their life. Typical government worker

Anonymous said...

12:30- WTF?!

Anonymous said...

More like a butt pirate

Anonymous said...

No, looks like that man just wants to retire. He is slow, low energy and not personable. Watching him, one would wonder why and wth. His quote, “okay kids it’s nap time”. He seems lost, in over his head, and not at all there. Rider of the lazy river. It is so obvious and I am not seeing how anyone could see it any differently.

Anonymous said...

Glad I didn’t waste my time with another bull shit gimmick Salisbury comes up with!

Anonymous said...

" The weather killed it. "

The Folk Festival was dead on arrival(DOA). Never had a chance. Jake illustrated why after getting his Daddy to pay for him to attend UMD, Carnegie Mellon, and Oxford...he still needed to be gifted a job at Perdue. Jake's a joke.

Anonymous said...

I don't think commie socialists frequent McDonalds. Just poor old Republicans on fixed incomes that like to think they are right and entitled and contribute little more than butt hurt malice and backwoods gossip. When you are actually invested in something besides your opinion that employs people and betters the community you can have a say. I love Trump but he has brought out of the wood work and validated some of the most useless specimens in our party. Their righteous sense of entitlement is what is dragging him down. He pandered to them to get elected but what have that actually done to support him since ? Buy some hats and flags and adopted puffed up attitudes.

Anonymous said...

Jake needs some braces if he is going to continue getting up close shots to be posted.

Anonymous said...

Mayor SomeFay proclaims the Salisbury Folk Festival to be the second Woodstock LOL LOL. Not!!!

Anonymous said...

Please remove the picture at the top. I have a weak stomach!

Anonymous said...

Really - how disgusting. I bet his buddies will receive honorary awards for a job well done. A waste but that seems to happen a lot in Salisbury.

Anonymous said...

So when does the mare get deployed?

Anonymous said...

Why were they collecting money when it was specifically advertised as FREE?

Anonymous said...

EPIC f'ing failure!! Everyone responsible showed their incompetence. Day, Glantz, Stevenson, and O'Hare should seriously consider another career choice. Everytime something of any significance comes up the lack of leadership and knowledge always comes to the front. Your playing with peoples lives and community here. This should prove enough with the frat party mentality, GROW THE FU** UP

Anonymous said...

2:58- Gather your thoughts. You are virtually incoherent with your pointless trolling. Your diatribe lacks any focus and is just a pathetic rant. What the hell are talking about? You went from McDonald's, trolling comments on Blog threads, all the way to Donald Trump in just four sentences. I would have mopped the floor with you on my high school debate team.

Anonymous said...

That boy could eat corn through a picket fence

Anonymous said...

Jake will go do his so called military obligation ONLY because of this trainwreck. He will leave O'Hare, Glantz and Stevenson to take the wrath of this one. By the way WTF kind if formal training and does Stevenson have to be director of public works operations and allowed to plan such a cluster***

Anonymous said...

All of this is/was legalized robbery.....build the gallows

Anonymous said...

Soon to be called "TGE SALISBURY F** FESTIVAL". Cannon and Heath are selling out ALL citizens of Salisbury/wicomico county. I want to know why Rinnier is being left alone in all of this? He's the biggest rental property owner in the area

Anonymous said...

Well lets hope tomorrow this mess will be behind us like the so called senators funeral.

Anonymous said...

2:58 PM I don't see it that way. His supporters come from every walk of life. Shame on you for generalizing, labeling and lumping everyone together in order to try and validate your narrowminded narrative.

Anonymous said...

2:58 "pandering to get elected", do you mean like BO with his base in 08.

Anonymous said...

2:58- What the hell are you talking about? You are condemning me for eating at McDonald's for thinking I am entitled? Really? McDonald's? Have some sort of self awareness! Your trolling is absurd and pathetic! Just what the hell is your point? You have none! Appears you just got drunk early!

Anonymous said...

1:48.There are not many good jobs here on the Eastern Shore and even the good ones are half the pay you would receive across the brodge. If you got to take your pick of job and get to refuse any duty you don't like without fear of repercussions then you are very lucky. I am thrilled to get an inside peek from the author because local government and local media will do nothing but lie about this event.

Anonymous said...

A friend of mine posted a video I think it was Jake Day on the stage asking the few spectators to give a donation to all the volunteers who were standing in front of the stage with these huge blue buckets!! He begged the people for about 3 minutes to give!! OMG Those poor volunteers looked lost. Now that's what you call being desperate!! Shame on him!!Just admit it Jake your whole idea of changing the bury failed!! Please someone with some sense run against him during the next election. I will vote for anyone but him and Heath!!!

Anonymous said...

I was listening to my fire department radio and I kept hearing Command or Operations on the radio.
Command to Gator 1
Command to Gator 2
Command to Gator 3
Command to Marine 16
Command to Bike 1
Command to Fire Marshal 1
and
Command to Fire Marshal 2.

Can you believe as bad as this weather was and the lack of people attending that they set up a "Command Post?" Not only that but they had response checks every hour? Can you believe they wasted that much taxpayer money paying fire department employees to be at the National Folk Festival from Friday, Saturday and Sunday? I finally heard the "Command Post" tell everyone they can "close up" at around 8 pm tonight, Sunday night.

The funny thing is they kept calling and looking for the people who were supposed to be staffing the PRMC First Aid Tent. It sounds like the volunteers' staffing the PRMC First Aid Tent just upped and walked away at around 3:30 pm today or earlier. The paid firemen were calling on the radio for Gator 1 to look for the medical supplies and the radio from the abandoned First Aid Tent. It is funny as Hell thinking about those volunteers saying "F Jake Day and his Folk Festival, I'm going home." I can say without a doubt I don't blame them.

Where the Hell did the city get 3 gators from? I hope they were donated but I doubt that. Why the Hell did the city continue to pay for employees to staff those Gators knowing there were no people attending the Folk Festival?

Who the Hell are the 2 fire marshals? Everyone knows they aren't real fire marshals. The only real fire marshals are at the Office of the State Fire Marshal. The two so-called fire marshals in the Salisbury Fire Department are in name only. They are not qualified to pour piss out of a boot. As a matter of fact the one "fire marshal" was a paramedic on the ambulance with no fire or fire marshal experience. The second "fire marshal" came from the now-defunct Salisbury Neighborhood Housing and Code Compliance. He has no fire training, no fire inspections or fire experience. His only experience was doing drive-by citations for having grass in the cracks of city sidewalks.

Now to the Marine 16 issue? Why the Hell did Jake Day and that doofus John Tull think that the Fire Boat needed to be staffed by paid fire department employees? Yes, they were paid firemen because there are NO volunteers in the city. If you want to claim that Cherry Cheeks Townsend and Corn Waller are volunteers that can be debated. They are about the only ones at Station 16 but they only show up when there is controversy. Was there a floating theater or something floating down Poo River? The answer is NO so why did they think they needed to staff a fire boat? Trying to impress the 100,000 visitors of the Folk Festival. WTH were they thinking?

Anonymous said...

Look at those jacked up teefers on that Douche Bag. You know he didn't get that way from sucking his thumb.

Anonymous said...

LOL unicorns and magic!

Anonymous said...

Depends on department.

Anonymous said...

Ugh. For forbid Salisbury is exposed to any culture. Especially internationally.

Anonymous said...

All I can say people is we need to pray for the poor soldiers under this idiots command in his army unit. If he plans his military strategy like this FA* festival he's going to get a lot of people killed

Anonymous said...

6:53 good thing he's a weekend warrior in the army! I don't know of any marines who would put up with his bs! he would be fragged by his own troops! maybe in the army he gets fagged by his own troops!

Anonymous said...

So it was a big party for Day and his friends at Salisbury taxpayers' expense? Sounds like lack of common sense and leadership in Salisbury. Total inexperience.

Anonymous said...

@8:14 wasn't Tom Stevenson a supposely in the marine Corps?? Where's his honor in keeping stroking Jake day's ego and agreeing to do all this ridiculous crap. Oh that's right Stevenson was booted out of the Corps but yet he's held two of the highest positions in city government. I guess all you have to be qualified at to work for the city if Salisbury is kissing ass.

Anonymous said...

We're about to see what those millions could have been used for when Salisbury floods out again this week.

Anonymous said...

Rode by the remains of downtown festival and noticed ALL the so called top city government leaders aren't working today.C-H-I-L-D-R-E-N

Anonymous said...

Jake doesn't command an army unit, he has no troops his record is a figment of his imagination. Remember he was called to service according to him and his staff and would not be here due to his leave to serve. Well what happened to that lie? Follow the smell of the lies and bullshit.

Anonymous said...

This is an absolute joke. The fact that all this taxpayer money was spent on ridiculous painting of the parking garage, rainbow crosswalks, metal signs spelling out amphitheater..just to name a few things. Anyone with a brain could have predicted that the attendance would be not even a tenth of 30,000. Anyone who votes for Jake Day again needs to have their head examined. Someone needs to step up and see if we can get out of the next 2 years of this festival. Salisbury has more pressing things we need to spend money on. Not this.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
I was listening to my fire department radio and I kept hearing Command or Operations on the radio.
Command to Gator 1
Command to Gator 2
Command to Gator 3
Command to Marine 16
Command to Bike 1
Command to Fire Marshal 1
and
Command to Fire Marshal 2.

Can you believe as bad as this weather was and the lack of people attending that they set up a "Command Post?" Not only that but they had response checks every hour? Can you believe they wasted that much taxpayer money paying fire department employees to be at the National Folk Festival from Friday, Saturday and Sunday? I finally heard the "Command Post" tell everyone they can "close up" at around 8 pm tonight, Sunday night.

The funny thing is they kept calling and looking for the people who were supposed to be staffing the PRMC First Aid Tent. It sounds like the volunteers' staffing the PRMC First Aid Tent just upped and walked away at around 3:30 pm today or earlier. The paid firemen were calling on the radio for Gator 1 to look for the medical supplies and the radio from the abandoned First Aid Tent. It is funny as Hell thinking about those volunteers saying "F Jake Day and his Folk Festival, I'm going home." I can say without a doubt I don't blame them.

Where the Hell did the city get 3 gators from? I hope they were donated but I doubt that. Why the Hell did the city continue to pay for employees to staff those Gators knowing there were no people attending the Folk Festival?

Who the Hell are the 2 fire marshals? Everyone knows they aren't real fire marshals. The only real fire marshals are at the Office of the State Fire Marshal. The two so-called fire marshals in the Salisbury Fire Department are in name only. They are not qualified to pour piss out of a boot. As a matter of fact the one "fire marshal" was a paramedic on the ambulance with no fire or fire marshal experience. The second "fire marshal" came from the now-defunct Salisbury Neighborhood Housing and Code Compliance. He has no fire training, no fire inspections or fire experience. His only experience was doing drive-by citations for having grass in the cracks of city sidewalks.

Now to the Marine 16 issue? Why the Hell did Jake Day and that doofus John Tull think that the Fire Boat needed to be staffed by paid fire department employees? Yes, they were paid firemen because there are NO volunteers in the city. If you want to claim that Cherry Cheeks Townsend and Corn Waller are volunteers that can be debated. They are about the only ones at Station 16 but they only show up when there is controversy. Was there a floating theater or something floating down Poo River? The answer is NO so why did they think they needed to staff a fire boat? Trying to impress the 100,000 visitors of the Folk Festival. WTH were they thinking?

September 10, 2018 at 1:42 AM

Wow Joe, this should be a post of its own. Please post this separate so everyone can see what is happening in Salisbury.

Anonymous said...

City employees are also told to keep quiet about any work they do that is forbidden by the city charter.

Anonymous said...

Yeah free, funny how that worked out. They even had local high schools "competing" to raise the most money and they would be rewarded with a brick in the memory wall. They even had Mardela high school participate, why do those kids care about a brick in a memory wall in Salisbury?!

Anonymous said...

I don’t understand why there is a photo of a beaver accompanying this article!

Anonymous said...

You better learn to let that anger and bitterness go. It will consume you like a cancer!

Anonymous said...

He was dishonorablely discharged. He should not be given credit for giving service to our military.

Anonymous said...

Shame Perdue and the other companies that pitched in for this feel-good lovefailure couldn't donate that money to finishing up the downtown area so the businesses there don’t have to deal with another year of their establishments being impeded by the endless construction and roadblocks. It’s also amazing that this damn festival was more important to city hall than that same construction melĂ©e. The priorities in Salisbury are completely out of whack. There’s no sense in anything they do. It’s all just a free-for-all of social justice warrioring and nonsense. Shame.

Salisbury used to be such a cute town. It had a mall everyone would congregate on the weekends and holidays. It had neighborhoods filled with people who knew one another and looked out for each other.

Now it’s just a sink hole in the middle of Delmarva. A place people from out of the area call, that town on the way to Ocean City.

Anonymous said...

Not surprising they do work that violates the City’s charter. Glanz passed a budget illegally last year but citizens did zero about. As long as you accept this corruption, you’ll get the corrupt government you deserve.

Anonymous said...

Guess what, imagine who is going to have to pay to paint it back? Believe the state’s transportation dept has rules about what’s painted on the streets. City is such a low man on the totem pole when it comes to laws. Day, of course, ignores all that. He ignored HS warning him not to have this sham of a festival because it put the community at risk. He ignored the state highway commission when they said no marathon on state roads. He ignores everything. What do you expect?

Anonymous said...

Like all liberals, Day is a lying sack of dung.

Anonymous said...


Misidentified photo. Beavers are productive. That rodent pic is of a woodchuck.

Anonymous said...

JAKE DAY: NARCISSISTIC/BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER/PATHOLOGICAL LIAR

Anonymous said...

Good God! Please. Don't get me started on that. Our lives have been totally changed because of that. Devastated. That's why the whole "beautify the 'bury" turns my stomach. Anyone with common sense can see the problems with dams and ditches and drains. Look at Northwood Drive. Oops. I forgot. It's been fixed. No problems in Salisbury. "It's happening."

Anonymous said...

Amen to everything you said!

Anonymous said...

I'm with you on this, 9:03. I doubt that the people in Salisbury have a problem with festivals and good music and crafts. The issue has always been PRIORITIES! This government lacks common sense and integrity.

Anonymous said...

There should be a public inquiry made into the total revenue spent by the city on this affair. Additionally they should show how much was collected in donations and quantify how much the local businesses made (or lost) since they have been cut off from normal traffic.

Anonymous said...

Ask Jake Day where he got the big tents from? If he doesn't tell you I will.

Jake Day got the tents from a contractor in Canada. That's right, not local, CANADA!!

Way to go Douche Bag!

Anonymous said...

For Jake day and ALL those that were involved in the festival that "stand behind" the ridiculous statistics reported for attendance really need to step back and realize how stupid you look/sound. Your ability to believe that 65,000-75,000 people attended says it all and exposes your lack of character and integrity. To s8 up lie to everyone, everyone knows the numbers are false is disturbing

Anonymous said...

With all the BS this dude put the city through you attack the mans teeth. Come on man !!! All of us can not have perfect teeth lol. Well except Mike Lewis you could light a town with those bleached chompers. Mike tone it back just a bit you blinded a couple of bikers on Rt.50 dude.

Anonymous said...

He literally makes me sick! What a waste. Isn't there anyone in Salisbury that can do at least something productive?? He looks like a rat but he has buck teeth. Go get that mouth fixed, FAKE Day.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
With all the BS this dude put the city through you attack the mans teeth. Come on man !!! All of us can not have perfect teeth lol. Well except Mike Lewis you could light a town with those bleached chompers. Mike tone it back just a bit you blinded a couple of bikers on Rt.50 dude.

September 17, 2018 at 12:22 PM

Well the next time you have extra money in your pocket you can go to the dentist and finally get your dentures.

Anonymous said...

"WEE-MAN" DAY didn't even have the balls to show up at the city council meeting to give the final report on the FA* FESTIVAL. He sent Caroline O'Hare and Julie Glantz out to take the bullet for ALL the PAC 14 viewers. It was pathetic to see how they took the pictures from the very beginning of the festival and cropped them to give the illusion the three day cluster*** was a tremendous success. Poor Caroline O'Hare looked so embarrassed and exhausted

Anonymous said...

Welcome to Jake Day's "GRAND ILLUSION"

Anonymous said...

Or you could just kill yourself! Then you wouldnt have to deal with any of it!