Dear Bend concert venue planners: When I moved here 13 years ago, I attended almost every concert in Bend. Now that I am older and arthritis and back problems have set in, I cannot get out of one of those nasty little low chairs that you punish us with. And I don’t want to sit way in the back of the venue either!

Why don’t you change the rule so that everyone needs to bring regular-sized lawn chairs, so that everyone can come to the concerts, instead of just the fittest! I am one of the many people in this area who would love to attend more concerts if I could be comfortable and not afraid to get up from that darn stupid low lawn chair!

Linda Bradley