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City of Austin turns down permit for Lady Gaga to play during SXSW Published: February 25, 2014
Advertisement reports that the city of Austin has denied a permit request for Lady Gaga to play on top of a giant Doritos vending machine at this year's South By Southwest music festival.

"Our conclusion was based primarily on public safety concerns," Pitts said via email. "As part of the review process the applicant provides a talent list to the city team (AFD, APD, ATCEMS and Office of Special Events) to review and we can adjust public resources as needed. We look at the size and capacity of the location covered by the permit being sought and how it fits with the anticipated attendance, based on event capacity and promotion. At the end of the day, it’s a parking lot."

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