As he is the son of an extremely principled man, it's no surprise to hear that Matt Dalio spends a good portion of his time helping others. The main avenue through which Dalio shows he cares is the China Care Foundation, which Matthew found and which provides "medical care and nurturing to Chinese orphans." This coming Saturday, CCF will hold it's annual fundraiser-- a concert at the Belle Haven Club (accessible by boat). This is, of course, wonderful-- humanity people at all that jazz. And while the children of China will certainly benefit, there is a not insignificant number of people who will be indirectly hurt by this event, and who are, at this very time, quaking in their boots. You see, this year, Dalio and Co decided to go with Dave Matthews as the headliner for the concert. And the neighbors are already terrified.
"We're expecting a big crowd, an invasion of Dave Matthews followers," said Lt. Richard Cochran, a Greenwich police spokesman. "So we're going to have in excess of 40 or 50 officers down there on land. That doesn't include officers who will be on the boat monitoring boat traffic to keep trespassers from invading the beaches and the surrounding residences down there."
Unfortunately, Cochran underestimated the sheer will of Dave Matthews Band fans. As a representative of the groupies noted:
"People want to hear their DMB, they're going to hear their DMB. They're going to figure out a way. He's got a cult-like following," said Jake Vigliotti, a Norwalk native now living in Orlando, Fla., who runs the Dave Matthews fan site AntsMarching.org with two friends.
Which, wow. Can you feel Vigliotti's intensity here? And if you thought he was interested in dialing it down, you thought wrong. He has more to say, and a preview of what Cochran and anyone else are in store for, should anyone get in the way of his and his people's attempts to block access to a sex offender's wet dream (I'm kidding! Though the average age of at DMB concerts is generally around 16, so I kid from a place of truth).
"Once you see one of their shows, it just kind of sucks you in," said Vigliotti, a veteran of 30 concerts, or "not that many," as he put it.
CT, gird your loins. Literally.