The best college spring party in the United States, University of Wisconsin-Madison's Mifflin Street Block Party, has been offically cancelled. Sorry, Madison Bros: Looks like the city and university have finally managed to drive a spear through the heart of your beloved weekend of spring revelry. Somewhere, Patrick Kane is quietly shedding a tear.
Via The Badger Hearld:
In an effort to end the Mifflin Street Block Party for the foreseeable future, the city of Madison will no longer permit or sanction this year’s event on May 4, police told residents at a neighborhood meeting Wednesday.
Madison Police Department will step up the strict enforcement of city ordinances started at last year’s event in an effort to end to the block party altogether, according to Ald. Mike Verveer, District 4. Police will particularly focus on violations of city alcohol, trespassing and disruptive behavior ordinances, he said.
In addition to further increasing enforcement and police presence, Larry Warman, chairperson of the Mifflin West Neighborhood Association said MPD is employing a zero-tolerance approach to house parties on Mifflin Street.
Illegal house parties will be cited for any and all ordinance violations police find on the property, according to an MPD statement. This includes allowing underage drinking at the party and dispensing alcohol in a way that resembles a bar, the statement said. Police will also disperse any parties where they observe dangerous levels of overcrowding, the statement said.
Let's be honest: This is probably a way more effective way to cancel a massive campus-wide party than making a Youtube video:
Scenes from last year:
The offical memo from the city of Madison:
RIP, Mifflin Street Block Party: