Fringe Boots at Kessler

Jeff Liles at the Kessler Theater says he just wants to let it go. I’m talking about that video he posted of the two women who were asked to leave the Lee Ann Womack concert at the Kessler Theater week before last. We know that both women live in the Park Cities, including Miss Fringe Boots (who DOES know Lee Ann Womack, she wasn’t lying) BUT! this is soooo much better. Such hope for the future.

Jeff posted on his Facebook page last week that not everyone who hails from the Park Cities is loaded with “negative ideologies” :

Now THIS is class: Last night, as the crowd was filing out after the Bright Light Social Hour show, a young man handed me an envelope on his way out the door. I didn’t get a chance to open it until a couple of hours later, but what was inside warmed my heart. It was hand written note wrapped around a hundred dollar bill. The note read (and I’ll paraphrase): “Kessler staff, First off, I want apologize on behalf of the Park Cities. I was born and raised there, and in light of what happened at your theater last week, it was very difficult to state aloud my place of birth. I hope that you will not judge my neighborhood as a whole in the same manner that these two women judged your own; bringing stress, bad vibes, and a thought process riddled with negative ideologies. I have attached to this letter some money that I received for recently graduating college. Please buy your fellow employees who were affected by this disturbance some food and drinks on the good neighbors of the Park Cities.”

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By now you may have seen the video everyone is talking about over the watercooler: the Kessler Theater video, taken by artistic director Jeff Liles and posted on his Facebook Page. It’s of two women who may or may not have been drinking a bit too much alcohol (as was insinuated in the video), who were allegedly asked to leave the theater during last week’s Lee Ann Womack concert (whom they claimed they are friends with) because they were allegedly too loud. If you have not seen it, here it is: 6,000+ shares on The Dallas Observer.

Crazy person at The Kessler Sometimes people talk too loud during shows and we have to remove them from the room. This was one of those times.

Posted by Jeffrey Liles on Saturday, May 9, 2015

We debated posting this Monday, and held back because, well, yeah, and also because I believe we all live in glass houses. If you could have seen me at Cattle Baron’s Ball last year, or rather after, in between the Vodka giggles and the hiccups,  I was rather smashed. A mess. It happens to all of us once in awhile. (And I am not saying these gals were smashed.) But I kept thinking, this video is really about real estate and neighborhoods, and stupid stereotypes that some people still have.

And is Oak Cliff, where the Kessler Theater is located and where I have spent lots of time, really the “hood”? (more…)