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- Posted on Jun 23rd 2010 1:00PM by John D. Luerssen
"We're expecting a big crowd, an invasion of Dave Matthews followers," Lt. Richard Cochran, a Greenwich police spokesman, told Greenwich Time. "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."
The club, which is part of a private association, is only publicly accessible by water. As Cochran's comments suggest, police are preparing for an influx area hippies on ramshackle boats near the shore trying to catch a glimpse of Matthews performing under a tent behind the clubhouse.
Matthews isn't the first high-profile performer to perform at the annual event organized by the CCF's 26-year-old founder Matt Dalio, who is the son of hedge fund founder Ray Dalio, one of Belle Haven's two billionaires. Past performers have included Carlos Santana, Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Sheryl Crow and the Allman Brothers.
During the Clapton show, a convoy of boats gathered along the club's shoreline and some hard-partying boaters offended clubgoers by urinating directly into Long Island Sound. Although past events have yet to lead to an arrest, marine officer Shawn Fox, told the local paper, "That's not to say we're looking for things. We're going to be out there in force, enforcing all the rules and regulations as it relates to boating."