“We are very, very sensitive to these kinds of things,” McDade said. “... I think it was just an ill-directed attempt to gain some attention for this event. But apparently, obviously, this was a little over the top.”
The festival is scheduled for Tuesday.
McDade could not confirm anything about the staff member who sent out the email but said the issue had been addressed.
In other news:
A 55-year-old driver died in the multi-car crash.