Today Water Hill Music Fest organizers received a petition with over 500 signatures urging a ban on banjos at the festival.
"I’m trying not to take it personally," said banjo-playing festival director Paul Tinkerhess, "even though I see my wife also signed it."
He hopes a compromise can be worked out before the May 4th event but he’s not optimistic.
"I suggested having the banjos tune up before playing," he posted on the festival website, "but honestly I’m not sure that’s even physically possible."
UPDATE: With public reaction evenly divided for and against a banjo ban organizers have decided to postpone any decision until next APRIL FOOL’S DAY.