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Finding Euphoria finds trouble at Commissioners Court

Thursday, April 26, 2018 by Caleb Pritchard

The organizers of the festival formerly known as Euphoria have had their highs and lows at Travis County Commissioners Court in recent years, but since the revision of the county’s mass gathering permitting process, everything seemed like smooth sailing. On Tuesday, that changed. Now known as Finding Euphoria, the music and camping event at Carson Creek Ranch this year is a scaled-down version of its former self. Instead of three days, Finding Euphoria will only feature music for two, and the maximum crowds expected on a given day won’t top 5,000. Despite that downsizing, Travis County Fire Marshal Tony Callaway told the Commissioners Court that the organizers had not yet fully submitted all the of the necessary paperwork required for their permit. Furthermore, Callaway said the security plan the promoters submitted does not appear to be “adequate.” With less than three weeks to go before the event, County Judge Sarah Eckhardt asked Callaway if Euphoria’s organizers had enough time to get their ducks in a row. “Anything’s possible,” Callaway replied. “Depending on the quality of what’s turned in.”

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