Sunday, August 09, 2009

did chromeo inspire a near-riot?

Video (above) of the ill-fated Hard Summer festival (see posts below) shows fans climbing off a balcony in attempts to get closer to the stage, apparently just before nerd-pop act Chromeo was set to go on (the act was scheduled for 9:55 p.m. Saturday at the Los Angeles-area concert).

A Buzznet blogger who was there echoes that this was happening right before Chromeo was to appear. On the video you can hear an announcer warn partygoers that the event would be shut down if they didn't stop climbing over railings and ignoring the instructions of staff. The music goes off, and it never went back on.

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