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Electric Daisy film premiere: LAPD arrests 2, releases dozens as Hollywood crowd disperses

July 27, 2011 | 10:58 pm

Dozens of people were detained in Hollywood on Wednesday, part of a huge crowd that formed at the premiere of the Electric Daisy Carnival Experience film screening.

But police said they released all of them when it was determined that many were probably just at the wrong place at the wrong time -- caught up as the crowd surged onto Hollywood Boulevard. Some may even have been tourists, police said.

By the time Hollywood Boulevard reopened around 10 p.m., police had arrested just two people on suspicions of felony vandalism in connection with damage to the police cars. Three cruisers sustained damage to the windshields and roofs.

Photos: Disturbance outside the Hollywood film premiere

The screening for the movie, which documented one of the nation's largest electronic dance parties, had been a private, invitation-only event promoted for weeks. But a popular DJ known as Kaskade may have inadvertently encouraged hundreds of uninvited fans to converge on Hollywood when he tweeted about a block party, police and organizers said.

Kaskade, who is featured in the film, had been scheduled to appear at an approved party after the film screening.


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-- Andrew Blankstein and Sam Quinones

Photo: Police form a line across Hollywood Boulevard. Credit: Arkasha Stevenson/Los Angeles Times