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Electronic Music fans have been going crazy for the past week after legendary House DJ Kaskade posted on Facebook last week that he was going to spin at a local club in Los Angeles in a week, everybody wondered and gathered up clues to try and figure out where he was going to be at. Five days later the DJ revealed that he was in fact going to spin at Supperclub in Hollywood, CA for the Electric Daisy Carnival Experience after party for the 21+ crowd on July 27th, 2011. Kaskade also mention on Facebook about renting a flat bed truck with a huge speakers on them and spinning infront of the Chinese Theater for free. Once the fans heard free people went nuts, this was dubbed the Kaskade Block Party.
Wednesday, July 27th fans of Kaskade start to gather up in front of the Chinese Theater for this man's arrival and free show to the public. The crowd starts to grow and grow and gets the attention of the police but they don't react. Kaskade was set to play at 6pm exactly but he was a no show. By 6:37pm the crowd has grown to the thousands, police start to block off Hollywood blvd. Time passes and still no performer, Kaskade posted this on his official twitter, "I am so close. Getting on the truck now. Mad traffic. On my way to the block party." As the crowd get's bigger so does the number of police officers but still no problems.. yet. Another tweet from the man himself to keep the crowd happy "News choppers overhead. The man trying to shut us down. Hang on I am coming!!! This is crazy."
Finally, sometime around 7pm Kaskade shows up on Highland ave bumping loud House music on a truck with huge speakers on each side, the crowd goes wild. But shortly after spinning for maybe 20 minutes he was forced to leave because Hollywood blvd was too crowded for the truck to even enter. The LA Police department actually shut down Hollywood Blvd for over crowding. As soon as that occurred riots broke out and people went ape sh*t. Flying bottles, fights, rubber bullets, cop cars being smashed (Click For Video), planking, and arrest all happen within 2 hours after the block party was forced to shut down, it looked like Hollywood Blvd was a war zone. The street had to be shut down for nearly five hours.
All of Los Angeles was on their toes waiting for what was to come next after this riot. KTLA (Click For Report), KCAL, and Fox 11 have already started to spread the news fast and even began saying nasty rumors around the city, they even had to mention last years incident with the 15 year old that overdosed at EDC 2010. This was a huge blow to the LA Rave scene. People want the Electric Daisy Carnival back in LA but today proved that we are NOT ready as a community to bring it back, we must grow first and learn to respect each other as well as keep the peace within our Rave culture.. Keep The Peace!!!
Review conducted by George of Global Dance Electronic (KeepitElectronic@gmail.com)
Video we at Global Dance actually shot after the riot had ended and the police blocked off Hollywood Blvd. Notice when we were stopped how a security guard calls it a "Mini Rave".
Planking in front of the LAPDYou can catch Kaskade headlining Nocturnal Wonderland on September 23 & 24. Read the full review. Purchase your tickets now to Nocturnal Wonderland in San Bernardino, CA. Purchase Tickets.