Supporters of Howard Dean’s presidential bid will gather this weekend in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Organizers moved the location of the two-day DemocracyFest to the Crown Plaza Hotel in downtown Pittsfield, instead of holding it at a ski area in nearby Great Barrington.
They say the decision to move the event to Pittsfield was made after DemocracyFest was unable to come up with the money to pay for police and security coverage for the event at Butternut Ski Area.
As of Monday afternoon 312 people had bought tickets to Saturday’s DemocracyFest. That’s below the 1,000 in advance sales that had been projected by organizers.