Near-riot ends Kaskade gig at Electric Daisy Carnival film premiere
A DJ set by Kaskade at the premiere of the Electric Daisy Carnival documentary, "Electric Daisy Carnival Experience," was shut down by police Wednesday evening in front of Grauman's Chinese Theatre when masses of fans spilled into Hollywood after Kaskade announced a live performance via Twitter. As the police attempted to disperse what turned into a huge gathering, crowds reportedly turned on the police and started throwing objects at them.
Kaskade announced his appearance earlier in the day: "Today@6pm in Hollywood @MANN's Chinese Theatre. ME+BIG SPEAKERS+MUSIC=BLOCK PARTY!!! RT!" He was making an appearance to celebrate a documentary about the massive Electric Daisy Carnival rave, which relocated from Los Angeles to Las Vegas this year. An estimated 250,000 people attended the event at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway earlier this month.
According to KTLA-TV Channel 5: "Police ordered the crowd to disperse, but many refused to leave, and began fighting and throwing bottles. Some people jumped on police cars, and officers responded by shooting them with bean bags. The crowd also set fire to an L.A. police cruiser on Orange Avenue.
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-- Randall Roberts
Photo: Crowds spill onto Hollywood Boulevard before a surprise appearance by Kaskade for the premiere of "Electric Daisy Carnival Experience." Credit: KTLA-TV Channel 5