riot at south street seaport cancels drake/hanson show
  • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16, 2010

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By now you've probably heard that a planned outdoor event was cancelled last night in New York by the NYPD due to an unruly crowd of drunk people. You know those unruly crowds of drunk people, always ruining a good time! The South Street Seaport show was free, at could hold about 10,000 people. An estimated 25,000 showed up. Rut roh!

Drake and Hanson (also, huh?) weren't even allowed to go on stage by police, who had already dispatched a large number of officers to dismiss the rioting crowd. Video after the jump with a few questions from the peanut gallery.

South Street Seaport, last night:


"Police said the disorder began roughly an hour past the concert's intended start time of 6 p.m. as the performers had yet to take the stage. People on the balcony of Uno Chicago Grill and those down below began to throw various objects including bottles, chairs and potted plants at one another. Witnesses said the bedlam soon spread across the crowd as some tossed bottles and other objects on stage, while others tried to climb up the stairs to the Uno balcony.

The event, which was sponsored by Paper Magazine and RayBan sunglasses, was said to be able to accommodate 10,000 people, according to the Seaport's website. Drake released his major label debut album, Thank Me Later on Tuesday."

Uhhhhhhhhhh, what?

This raises a whole gaggle of questions, people. A GAGGLE.

Why? Why would they allow Drake fans and Hanson fans to drink and assemble in one spot? Is there really a large user base for Pizzeria Uno in New York? Why didn't they let Drake (who showed up despite warnings that the show was cancelled) get on stage and calm everyone down? Wouldn't a performance distract them from punching each other? Is Drake's Thank Me Later really that popular? I've only even heard that one song with the last name first name thing? Isn't it kind of ironic that we can thank Drake later for ruining 25,000 peoples evenings? Why would they make a free event without being able to cap the attendance? How do people get so drunk they start throwing flower pots? Hanson? WHERE IS THE RAP PARODY? Last name riot, first name LAMEST.

Sorry Drake, I know this wasn't your fault. And those Hanson kids are pretty cool too. I met them once, and we spent the whole time discussing the various ways they've been murdered on Family Guy. Classic!

I guess we'll just have to wait until the world tour hits the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT! -joe puglisi
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