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To the editors:

Hey [Michael Ervin], about that concert last Friday night (the Concert for Inner Peace) . . . did we go to the same one [Our Town, September 20]? Sure there were concession stands open but what sport arena have you been to where they weren't? In fact, when I was standing in line to get my Coke before the concert started, I saw a girl in a sari asking them to close. Do you suppose it was the same girl who was concerned about the well-being of those people who wanted to enjoy the music and the meditation? And what may I ask you does swinging have to do with a concert for inner peace? I came to this concert to get away from rock and roll, not to swing to a beat but to catch up a commodity that was in abundance that night in my opinion. So some people didn't get it, that is, what this "inner peace" is about. Does that lessen the experience of those who did? And does it give you a right to leave out their voice? So you didn't get it? I am very sorry. Don't worry though. That doesn't mean you never will. It also doesn't mean that many people including myself "got it" because I had a great time and a wonderful meditation. I may never see any of those people in saris or Sri Chinmoy, but if I do, I will surely thank them for an experience of peace that made my day more than memorable.

Robin Peterson



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