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NYC Riot At Free Drake/Hanson Concert

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A free concert at NYC's South Street Seaport featuring Drake and Hanson was cancelled on Tuesday due to a riot.

Organizers expected 10,000 concertgoers but 20,000 showed up and began climbing roofs, throwing bottles and chairs and smashing people against the stage.

"People in the front started leaving because they were getting crushed," said witness Tamika Johnson.

The concert was part of the "Sounds Like Paper" series presented by Paper Magazine. After the NYPD dispersed the crowd at 7 p.m., the magazine gave the following statement on their site:

"Wow, the crowd was much larger than we anticipated, and unfortunately the show was canceled. But we will make it up to you guys!"

Two people were arrested on minor charges and six suffered minor injuries.

Watch the commotion in the clip (above).

We're just glad it didn't get any worse!

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38 comments to “NYC Riot At Free Drake/Hanson Concert”



  1. 1

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  3. 3

    Mario aka. Pedophile Hilton is going to jail and its about time to you child pornographer.



  4. 4

    Perhaps these people thought they were in a line to each kick you in the ass for posting the Miley crotch shot and then got pissed when they later found out it was a free concert!



  5. 5

    how typical, it only takes a few dirty nigs and spics to start stupidities!!



  6. 6

    Hanson is a good band. ^.^



  7. 7

    Really? Hanson, how good could this dude be if he has them opening up for him.



  8. 8

    Re: hoochpit – Shut yo mouth!



  9. 9

    AWHELLYEAH Hanson have been my babies since 97! Haters can take turns sucking it.



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  11. 11

    When are black people and latin people going to start behaving themselves? Put them in a group and it always gets stupid!



  12. 12

    HANSON ROCKS!!!!!!!!! :D :D :D WTF was drake doing there!? He is ugly as hell and sings like shit!!

    They must have been all there for Hanson!! :D



  13. 13

    Re: Big Black Dick – GET A GRIP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1



  14. 14

    Re: djnv2009 – Go post your racist shit somewhere else, because white supremacism isn't welcome here, you KKK asslicker!



  15. 15

    Re: djnv2009 – LOOOOOW BLOOOOOOW HOMEY



  16. 16

    Riot at a Rap show? NO WAY!!!



  17. 17

    haha i was there…. ton of hoodrats. this is why ppl dont have free concerts.



  18. 18

    Re: SayItHowItIs – GET A GRIP!!!



  19. 19

    Drake fans are completely out of control. When he played Bamboozle in NJ fans went completely insane and actually started hurting people so they could get closer to the stage. They all wanted to see "their husband" pretty hilarious if you ask me.



  20. 20

    I feel really bad for the Hanson fans that showed up to see them. I don't believe they were responsible for this riot at all. I've seen Hanson four times and the fans have always given them respect because they give it to their fans. Regardless of whose fans were doing this though, it was completely uncalled for. How often do most musicians do free shows for their fans, not very. They should have just been glad to be there and see a free show. Hanson tweeted how sorry they were that the show didn't happen because they wanted to play, it's just a shame that people think that kind of behavior is okay.



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    Re: djnv2009 – According to this video and eye witnesses…the riot was composed of whites, blacks and latinoes. I am sure your eyes only see dark colors however right? Maybe we can meet somewhere in the middle, I will say they were all black, even the white ones, if you will admit most pedophiles are white…like Perez!



  22. 22

    Re: SayItHowItIs – About the same time white priest stop molesting little boys and white celebrities stop making sex tapes!



  23. 23

    Re: jimmyjamz – They heard Guns N Roses would be up next!



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    I agree with Big Black DICK..
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  25. 25

    Re: Quetou – Right. I saw white, black and latino people in this video. But of course only the black and latino people will be called out. *shrug*



  26. 26

    Re: suckshitpig – You both probably have half inch dicks.



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    Re: cuppcakez – BIG BLACK DICK GOT THE BIG MONEY GRIP BITCH!



  28. 28

    These people are adults too… Jesus christ…



  29. 29

    yeah just complete trashy losers who ruin it for everyone else. so typical. they will never learn to behave themselves and enjoy life. everything to them is violence and ghetto. its sad and pathetic



  30. 30

    Re: Melissa is always RIGHT – Ummmm, okaaaaaaaaaay…….you could get a grip on all the money in the world but ya both would still sound ignorant.



  31. 31

    I don't even understand why they were rioting? It looked like the people in the balcony just got bored and started throwing things. I don't think those people are Hanson fans… Hanson fans can be nuts but I don't think they start riots. Not since '97. I've been to a few Hanson concerts and no one ever got out of hand.



  32. 32

    mmm classy crowd..



  33. 33

    IDIOTS!!!



  34. 34

    Good grief.



  35. 35

    Re: djnv2009 – Shoo, fly! Don't bother us with racist, bigoted BRAINWASH! =]



  36. 36

    That was insane.
    Luckily I got out before
    got too crazy.
    I was mad when I didn't
    get to see them :(

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    I'm sorry for the Hanson fans!



  38. 38

    I was there and it was the craziest thing. People were going nuts.