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Dear Leah Sottile & The Inlander,I agree with the statement of the previous comment. I regret to inform you that this story was written not only about the wrong person, but also about the wrong information.Having been one of the 7-- maybe even 8 people who helped plan for the event and assisted in its execution, Austin Mell was nothing near what he claimed to be. The list of people who deserved this interview shall go unnamed, however. This is only for the fact that everyone who payed attention to the event, "Anti-Squatch", know quite intently who this festival was put on by, and who deserves the credit. Austin Mell was not a part of Anti-Squatch other than the relentless bombarding of false messages over social networking sites, and participation in his own attendance only. He was not given his dues in this interview. This being because he was given more than anyone ever owed. Of the hundreds of dollars and many hours of preparation that went into making Anti-Squatch, he not only refused to help cover the cost of expenses, but also neglected to contribute any man-power, himself or otherwise, to the event. His sole reason for being chosen for this article, I have to agree, was because he was the eldest of the 7-8 contributors, whom he is NOT one of. Age does not always mean wisdom, as with the case of Austin Mell and his action of stealing the potentially unwanted spotlight from the event´s rightful benefactors, in respect to "fame" or recognition.I hope this is read, not to deter your writings, but to put emphasis in contacting all of the administrators for a given event. This will curtail any horrendously false stories before they come to fruition and are published.
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