'Electric Daisy' Riot in Hollywood: Reactions From Around the Web
DJ Kaskade, who allegedly started the incident, urges everyone to "chill out," while another tweets asks, "Is this how raves are?"
A riot broke out at the world premiere of the Electric Daisy Carnival Experience in Hollywood on Wednesday night, and reaction on the Web was almost instantaneous.
According to Los Angeles' KTLA-TV, DJ Kaskade called for a "block party" outside Grauman's Chinese Theatre. As a result, thousands of people showed up in Hollywood; police were forced to shut down part of Hollywood Boulevard and then donned riot gear once the crowd started fighting, throwing bottles and even setting fire to a police car. Police also fired riot beanbags into the crowd.
After the riot broke out, the incident became a trending topic on Google, and many people took to Twitter to share their thoughts.
Among them was DJ Kaskade, who is said to have started the incident with a tweet earlier in the day about a "block party" he was setting up outside the theater.
After the riot broke, he took to Twitter to urge people to leave the scene with a slew of tweets, including:
-- EVERYONE CHILL NOW!!! The block party has officially been shut down! BUT THIS IS TOO CRAZY AND WE NEED TO BE SAFE!
---EVERYONE NEEDS TO GO HOME NOW! I DON'T WANT THIS TO REFLECT BADLY ON EDM OR WHAT WE ARE ABOUT. BE RESPECTFUL AND CHILL OUT!!!
--I AM REALLY CONCERNED FOR EVERYONES SAFETY AT THIS POINT! PLEASE RELAX
Here is a sample of other tweets posted Wednesday night:
Wow a riot's happening on Hollywood Blvd over a film. Must be good, or bad?
Electric Daisy Festival movie starts a dance riot in Hollywood. West Hollywood is like, "Oh, no you di'n't!"
what a great drive home
ABSOLUTE LOW LIFE TRASH
Dale W. Eisinger
The sense of entitlement those on Ecstasy have - worse than the GOP
And hip hop is the root of all evil? "Riot Breaks Out at 'Electric Daisy' Film Premiere in Hollywood"
Never heard of Electric Daisy Carnival until recent riot-LA for premiere
so this is happening outside my apartment right now...
Police fire nonlethal bean bags into rowdy Electric Daisy Carnival crowd ... this my friends is not music but a sad joke!!!
Woah: Riot Breaks Out at 'Electric Daisy' Film Premiere in Hollywood
Who would have thought ravers were so unruly. What do you expect from people who wear furry boots.
Is this how raves are?
"Electric Daisy" film premiere in L.A. turns into a riot. Guess it's not just hockey fans. #canucks