Oregon Rave Slapped With TRO

A three-day rave event scheduled Aug. 7-9 in rural Oregon was canceled when Marion County officials won an injunction against organizers, citing a lack of mass gathering, fire code, electrical and structural permits. 

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“Boombox in da Boondox” was to take place on a farm near Silverton, Ore., east of the state capital of Salem. About 1,000 people were expected to attend the event at a farm location.

Court documents name DeSantis Family Farms as a defendant, along with The Legacy and its CEO, Justin Down, and Robert DeSantis Jr. Law enforcement officials were tipped off Aug. 6 about the gathering to “celebrate and rejoice with Music, Dance, Art, Love, and Friendship,” according to the Boombox Facebook event page.

A temporary restraining order was filed by law enforcement the next day. Sheriff’s officials were also concerned about illegal drug use, cooking and outdoor glassblowing in dry farm and timber area, which is a serious fire hazard.