SFPD Statement of the Day

I did not attend the Snoop Dogg concert last night, but I heard it was quite ‘smoky’ in the Denty. The SFPD released this statement;

Sioux Falls Public Information Officer Sam Clemens said that the police department did not receive any calls of drug use at the PREMIER Center during Tuesday’s show and there were no arrests made.

I guess he went on to say that there have also been no arrests made in the Tuthill ghost shooter event and the Gilberto’s incident. ‘At this time our concentration is just on arresting city employees’ (snarc).


#1 Very Stable Genius on 04.20.22 at 6:47 pm

So, let me get this right. They once worried about three buses from Fargo, but when a known hip-hop/rapper comes to town they don’t think there will be any Maryjane?

The politics of marijuana has now been legitimized, because like TIFs, authority figures just look the other way.

But isn’t South Dakota an ingestion state? So, most of us should have been arrested last night, right?

Come to think of it, this might also explain all of the confusion people had trying to get out of the parking lot last night, too. 🙂


( and Woodstock adds: “Ya, but I don’t think there are those many zip ties in the entire state”… (“But I still keep thinking about the pole dancers and my 11 year old nephew in attendance, and the ingestion”…))

#2 Fear & Loathing in Sioux Falls on 04.20.22 at 7:04 pm

Thank goodness Pastor Rick has been elected. He’ll put an end to all of this debauchery. Soon, we will all be attending those weekend retreat/festivals with the Mayor. AND, Stripper poles will be clearanced and smoke filled rooms will be replace with greater rubber stamping by the fundamentalists amongst us who want to replace fun with fear and potential damnation…. But then again, I don’t know about you, but I am not really so sure about all of this, for I’d rather be Compton for one night, then Colorado Springs for a lifetime.

#3 Further Fear & Loathing on 04.20.22 at 7:27 pm

Whenever roadies begin to set up stripper poles, that’s not a good sign. #WhereWereThePolice? #WhatAnotherMannequinChallenge?

#4 "Woodstock" on 04.20.22 at 7:32 pm

“Maybe they should have channeled all the concert goers in their cars to the Empire Mall, next to the big landscaping rocks, and then started to make the massive drug arrests”…

#5 Further Fear & Loathing on 04.20.22 at 7:36 pm

His first term was filled with flooding, tornadoes, riots, and a pandemic, but so far this second term looks like a lot of fun.

#6 l3wis on 04.20.22 at 8:14 pm

Especially if you are a developer 🙂

#7 Fearing the Fuhrer & More on 04.20.22 at 8:47 pm

Come to think of it, developers are a lot like rappers. They both can live a gangster life, they both do a song and dance, and if they aren’t trying to sell it, then they are either smoking it, or trying to get us to, in order, to pass around, or is that to pass off something (Someday?) like a Bunker Ramp. Because a load bearing wall ain’t as heavy if you are passing it around, nor a ramp useless if it makes you higher. Because everyone just needs to chill as the asbestos begins to float through town like music from a good choir.

#8 Big Mike on 04.20.22 at 9:04 pm

For The Denty this has been very good week. You had a Shinedown concert that was 75% filled. A Snoop concert that was 93% filled and an upcoming Megadeth concert that is getting close to being sold out. Hats off to getting people to see concerts in our city.

#9 Sick of Fearing on 04.20.22 at 9:13 pm

Not only were there stripper poles and weed, but what about the swearing, too? Because for the first time since a taxicab driver in DC back in ’82, I heard Snoop Dogg use the “F” word not only as a verb, but also as a noun, a pronoun, an adjective, and an adverb, and I think an antecedent, too, or is that a pronoun, too…. Oh fxxk, what do I know?

#10 Watching from the Deep South on 04.20.22 at 9:34 pm

I cannot believe that Tipper Gore wasn’t here pre-concert to expound on all the evil about to take place.

#11 l3wis on 04.20.22 at 11:00 pm

and Mike, that money goes straight out the door. As a person who has probably seen over a 1,000 club shows, it is always preferable to have these concerts at local clubs where a majority of the profits get circulated locally.

#12 "Woodstock" on 04.21.22 at 3:43 am

“Say, whatever happened to Tipper?”…. “She once gave Al a big kiss on national TV, then it all went to hell”…. “And with ‘Big Mike’, was he talking attendance or air quality?”….

#13 "Woodstock" on 04.21.22 at 4:00 am

“Say, what kind of name is ‘Koe Wetzel’ anyhow?”…. “If you ask me, that sounds like some kind of unexplained spare part left over after you have attached your new flat screen TV to your cable”… “Oh, and as far as ‘circulated locally’, well, trust me, they were circulating it locally the other night at the Snoop concert”…. (“Although, the circulation wasn’t working too good though”….) …..

#14 D@ily Spin on 04.21.22 at 9:11 am

Arrests would have overwhelmed the police. The end result would have been clogged court, overnight in jail, and a minimal fine. It’s major uncompensated cost from the local tax base. It was best for law enforcement to look the other way. It’s time for legal marijuana, both medicinal and recreational. Sell pot at the Denty with high price like for beer?

#15 D@ily Spin on 04.21.22 at 9:23 am

If it takes strippers and potheads to get people to your concert, one must wonder if Snoop has any talent. He’s certainly no Bob Marley. His best rap was beating a murder rap OJ style.

#16 l3wis on 04.21.22 at 9:41 am

Have you heard his reggae album? Not good.

I think it is funny how the police and Denty staff didn’t even bother to deal with it, they just turned the other way since it was a publicly owned facility. If this concert was a block party in Whittier heads would have rolled.

I remember when I saw the Doors at a reunion show at the Orpheum in Sioux City. There was a joint being passed around in front of the stage and the security guard saw it, rolled his eyes and looked the other way.

#17 "Woodstock" on 04.21.22 at 12:03 pm

“We need to be careful we don’t become the next Sioux City”….. “Doors reunion tour?”…. “That must have taken a lot of pot to envision Morrison once again”…. (“I wonder if my nephew would like to go to a block party in Whittier Heights?”…)

#PotIsTheNewTIF #LookTheOtherWay

#18 rufusx on 04.21.22 at 2:15 pm

FWIW, the entire city of LA smells like the Denty did that night.

#19 Sick of Fearing on 04.21.22 at 7:33 pm

Come to think of it, that Snoop Dogg concert the other night was the biggest thing to hit Sioux Falls since three tornadoes in one night. Except this time no “Red Line” and not even a police line. AND, the dancers twirled just like the twisters, then left. So, the storm eventually passed, but the atmosphere was still kinda funny like many of the concert goers who wondered what had just happened. #WhatAboutAThreeDogNightConcert?

On another note, speaking of LA, the other night the Denty was also like an adult version of Disneyland. Except as the many rides took you to different heights and experiences, you found yourself always ending up in the same “One” seat:



#20 "Woodstock" on 04.21.22 at 7:53 pm

“I just can’t wait until hologram technology finally gets totally developed so a guy can go to a Tupac concert again… (“They better get that referendum finally passed around here for that one”…) …. “And think how cool it would be to see the Beatles again, and at the Big Dent, or The Andrew Sisters”…. “Eventually, they’ll just perform in your own living room smoke free… Well, you might have to pay for it”….


#21 "Woodstock" on 04.22.22 at 8:16 pm

“Oh, this one is even better”…. 🙂 ………..: