Riot Breaks Out At Over Crowded Event In California
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
A potentially hazardous situation arose when an overcrowded music festival
turned to rioting. Authorities said fights erupted at the
KAABOO Musical Festival in Del Mar on Saturday night. Many festivalgoers became frustrated and
scared when they attempted to get into a popular event in a small venue,
according to witnesses and officials. People who had been waiting for
two hours to see a performer at the ENCORE stage became angry when the
venue reached capacity.
One witness who attended the festival said it was poor planning by the
venue. Tickets cost around $280 for the 3-day festival. The festival was
overcrowded, and chaos erupted. One witness says people were throwing
stuff and fighting, and police began tackling people with pepper spray
and tasers. Witnesses say it was a scary situation, and many people could
have easily been hurt.
According to a San Diego County Sheriff's Lieutenant, the venue filled
up as people from other venues were trying to leave, and the crowd became
unruly, and several fights erupted. An undisclosed amount of people were
arrested. A KAABOO and Del Mar Fairgrounds spokesperson said they are
sorry for the disappointment but had to turn away people for safety reasons.
Event officials say there were no injuries.
A witness said it took almost three hours to get out of the parking lot,
and the parking management was horrible. Thankfully the Sheriff’s
office confirmed there were no injuries reported.
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