Posted in music on June 16, 2010

at the Seaport last night (HyperBeautiful)
Seaport

Today (Wednesday, June 16th)'s free afternoon Sound Bites Lunchtime Seaport show with Ribbons has been cancelled. The reason is the weather, though, even if it was sunny out, it's probably for the best. The Seaport needs a rest after last night's hectic Drake/Hanson/Ninjasonik show where chairs were thrown, people scaled buildings, and nobody actually got to play more than a song. Some more videos from that chaotic scene below...

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Comments (60)

I wasn't there but wouldn't it have been safer if they capped off capacity after a certian time and turned away excess people and let the show go on? Makes more sense from a safety standpoint!

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2010 9:12 AM

Retarded people going to see retarded performers

God I hate radio, MTV, or whoever promotes this kind of garbage music

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2010 9:14 AM

nice stunt

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2010 9:17 AM

if they start doing "capacity" limits at the seaport, it'll royally suck.

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2010 9:20 AM

It would...but they do it at Central Park Summerstage for the free show and it works there!

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2010 9:24 AM

all jokes aside, this is horrible and these people really should be put to sleep.

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2010 9:26 AM

How would you cap capacity for South Street Seaport? Shut down the mall and not let anyone cross the street?

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2010 9:27 AM

Maybe put up a temporary fence right outside the mall all the way to the street???

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2010 9:28 AM

Hmm was this the first big hip hop act to play the Seaport?

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2010 9:32 AM

I've been looking forward to seeing Ribbons ever since this show was announced, so that really sucks for whatever the real reason is.

What I really want to know is what were "they" thinking (whoever "they" is in this case) when they scheduled a free, highly-publicized show by a popular rapper in a space as limited and enclosed as the Seaport is?? Didn't take a genius to figure out what would happen. Also hope this doesn't lead to any increased hassles at future shows....especially considering that the Seaport basically has been operating as its own little fiefdom last year. Open container laws haven't seemed to apply there, and there was more pot being openly smoked at the Black Moth Super Rainbow show there last year than I've seen at any show in quite some time. And guess what? Nobody threw any chairs from the balcony of Uno. Assholes.

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2010 9:36 AM

FREE + ghetto HOODRATS = disaster

Posted by AndO | June 16, 2010 9:37 AM

Correction. Free HIP HOP. Sad, but true.

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2010 9:39 AM

yea, you could have seen this coming from a mile away! you have the most anticipated 'pop/rap' artist of the moment playing a free summer show at a relatively small place like the Seaport? Not excusing the appalling behavior of attendees, but who thought this would NOT be a disaster??!?!

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2010 9:40 AM

AndO is right on target...

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2010 9:40 AM

It's funny because this time, Pitchfork's review had nothing to do with the size of THIS crowd.

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2010 9:43 AM

6/25 a day that will live in Infamy.

At least the Stones knew how to make good music, and KILL people.

We will call it Half-Ass Altamont.

Posted by The Mighty KC | June 16, 2010 9:44 AM

Bunch of savages in this town.

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2010 9:45 AM

how badly hurt were the people that got hit by those chairs?

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2010 9:46 AM

we got all or most the throwing shit culprits on video.

fucking arrest these idiots.


and then throw whatever object they threw at them.

they want to live in bibclical/roman times?
eye for an eye shitheads.

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2010 9:47 AM

@944 u sound old, bro. want to adopt me, pay my rent?

btw lots of racist comments here

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2010 9:51 AM

since when does "ghetto HOODRATS" relate to 'race', you stupid fuck?!

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2010 9:54 AM

racist comments? How's that? Act like an asshole and expect to get called out.

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2010 9:56 AM

Does Drake have street cred now?

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2010 10:04 AM

those 2 hipsters in first pick are so cool

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2010 10:05 AM

those 2 hipsters in first pic are too cool

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2010 10:05 AM

This is nothing. Last year, I totally kicked ass in the pit at The Pains of Being Pure at Heart's show.

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2010 10:06 AM

define Hipster

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2010 10:07 AM

Does throwing a few chairs and plastic water bottles constitute a "riot" these days?

Shit is kinda weak if you ask me.

Posted by Doy | June 16, 2010 10:07 AM

lock those australopithecines up, and throw away the key!

Posted by Whitey | June 16, 2010 10:07 AM

RE: 9:36 - Seaport area allows open containers of alcohol. It's legal on the seaport itself, so it is not police making any kind of exceptions for Seaport shows.

Police were very aggressive at Dan Deacon/Red Hook Park last night. They walked around the crowd kneeling down on people's blankets, taking people's drinks and smelling them for alcohol. I'm concerned this is going to be their behavior at every free show this summer and this Seaport crap certainly won't help.

Ignore 9:51, he's trolled every article on this for some weird troll reason.

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2010 10:08 AM

Stay classy, NYC!

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2010 10:09 AM

Man, must have taken a lot of short busses to get that crowd to the show.

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2010 10:09 AM

The Seaport is a great venue. It would be a shame if the actions of these animals influence the powers that be to not hold free shows there anymore.

And the twerpy, p.c. dipshit who thinks that there's a lot of racist comments here has no idea what actual racism is.

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2010 10:13 AM

I had no idea Degrassi: The Next Generation was that popular in the inner-city communities of the US.


Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2010 10:15 AM

10.08 - Were the cops issuing summonses, or just confiscating?

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2010 10:17 AM

And that's why we can't have nice things...

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2010 10:33 AM

Haha, I knew I recognized that guy from somewhere. He was in Degrassi. That guy raps? Seriously?

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2010 10:42 AM

i was there...funny shit. bummed we didn't get to see drake

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2010 10:45 AM

Anybody out there remember the Diana Ross concert in Central Park? No more big shows there after that. This seemed pretty tame in comparison though.

Posted by nkf | June 16, 2010 10:50 AM

Imagine the riots that would have occured if The Studs (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Degrassi_bands) had be on the bill instead of Hanson...

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2010 10:50 AM

well i was there at 1pm. as time went on the crowd doubloed every half an hour. as i was in the first row the security guard stated that there was not enough security there and that the people standing in the front row would get trampled either way. now to hear this i was freaked out and moved my way all the way through the crowd so that my friends and i were safely on the sidewalk when we heard yelling and screaming and were told to run. thank god we got out of there. they should up the security if they have a big name artist

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2010 10:56 AM

this is worse than the oil spill!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2010 11:15 AM

You get what you pay for.

Posted by Rocky Napoli | June 16, 2010 11:17 AM

Hey, everybody remember to thank PAPER magazine for this mess! Yeah PAPER! Go PAPER! Thanks for fucking up free summer shows everywhere in NYC! Wipe your ass with PAPER!

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2010 11:32 AM

"WELL I WAS THERE AT 1PM. as time went on the crowd doubloed every half an hour. as i was in the first row the security guard stated that there was not enough security there and that the people standing in the front row would get trampled either way. now to hear this i was freaked out and moved my way all the way through the crowd so that my friends and i were safely on the sidewalk when we heard yelling and screaming and were told to run. thank god we got out of there. they should up the security if they have a big name artist."

Dear nerd, you are SO weak!

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2010 11:34 AM

It was just total poor planning. No security, no one on the sound system to even explain what was going on. And the crowd of people that I'm (assuming) were there to see Drake and not Hanson totally sucked. This wasn't the venue for this concert ESPECIALLY since Drake's cd dropped yesterday. Nice thought, Paper Mag, but even I could have executed this better.

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2010 11:38 AM

This ought to teach you white kids to stay clear of free hip hop shows.

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2010 11:55 AM

the security was at the CRAZY deacon show.

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2010 11:57 AM

11:55
you fucktard have no clue what you are talking about. there hasn't been a problem at free outdoor hip hop events in nyc in ages. so shut you fucking yap!

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2010 12:01 PM

Hanson picked up some serious street cred from this. Will they be sporting Glocks and pitbulls next?

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2010 12:02 PM

http://ratgrenade.tumblr.com/

sick and tired of racist comments here's my account of what went on last night

Posted by donkeykong | June 16, 2010 12:51 PM

Rat Grenade/Donkeykong -- I like how you weren't even there according to your own blog yet were able to form an opinion on what happened and how the police were racist.

Posted by Rocky Napoli | June 16, 2010 1:30 PM

I got a few sentences into that "blog" when the overwhelming stench of hipster drove me away.

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2010 1:43 PM

^

What tipped you off? The fact that he filled his canteen with beer and biked across the Williamsburg bridge?

Posted by Rocky Napoli | June 16, 2010 1:55 PM

"They cornered three young men, who seemed to be of high school age, against the ledge of the water. I immediately panicked, and began texting for lawyers numbers out of loss of anything more helpful to do. "

Haha, holy shit. What a douche.

"NEED LWYRS NUMBRS PLZ!"

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2010 2:13 PM

Is this Hanson, like...HANSON Hanson? Or some other artist/group called Hanson that wouldn't be totally odd and confusing on a bill with Drake and Ninjasonik...

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2010 2:51 PM

12:51 - Portland OR called, says your mother is worried.

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2010 3:22 PM

thanks for ruining it for everyone, brown people

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2010 8:15 AM

this type of activity would never happen at a Hanson concert....oh wait....

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2010 3:59 PM

this type of activity would never happen at a Hanson concert....oh wait....

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2010 4:00 PM

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