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Monday, October 22, 2018

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

Posted By on Mon, Oct 22, 2018 at 10:37 AM

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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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