The People in Tents Near the Q Want You to Know They're Not Homeless, But Camping for Twenty One Pilots

click to enlarge The People in Tents Near the Q Want You to Know They're Not Homeless, But Camping for Twenty One Pilots
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Right now, there's a line of tents on the walkway between Prospect Avenue and Huron Road, just east of E. 4th street, in downtown Cleveland.

The campers have affixed a paper sign to a bollard, alerting passersby that they are not homeless. They are camping out for Twenty One Pilots, the musical duo of Joseph Tyler and Josh Dun, famous for such hits as "Ride" and "Stressed Out" from the 2015 smash-hit album Blurryface.

The band plays the Quicken Loans Arena Tuesday night, which means the campers will have to endure another chilly October evening before the concert. According to our sources in the know, it's going to be a "huge-ass show."

Since we're on the topic of homelessness!

Akron businessman Sage Lewis, who runs a tent encampment for the homeless on his property, sued the city earlier this month to let the homeless people stay there. Akron City Council rejected legislation last month that would have created a zoning variance to make the encampment legal.


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Sam Allard

Sam Allard is the Senior Writer at Scene, in which capacity he covers politics and power and writes about movies when time permits. He's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and the NEOMFA at Cleveland State. Prior to joining Scene, he was encamped in Sarajevo, Bosnia, on an...
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