Posted in music on June 10, 2011

actual crowd going to Central Park Thursday night (photo via Sasarella)
Black Eyed Peas

Stormy weather forced the cancellation of a concert by the Black Eyed Peas that was to take place on the Central Park Great Lawn on Thursday night for an expected audience of 60,000.

The concert's pre-show was canceled, and the main show's starting time was delayed twice due to the storms moving across the city, stranding thousands of fans on the streets of the Upper West Side. The gates were finally opened at 7:45 p.m., but about half an hour later, as lightning continued to streak across the sky and a light rain spattered the lawn, the concert was shut down.

Also scheduled to appear were Taylor Swift, Carole King, Tony Bennett, LL Cool J, [Deborah Harry] and others. [NY Times]

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Comments (58)

Thank God.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2011 12:18 AM

great news! fuck the black eyed peas

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2011 12:24 AM

I haven't seen a crowd like that since Mamouns had there hummus side orders marked down at half price!

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2011 12:24 AM

looks like tonight was not a good night.

MAZEL TOV!

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2011 12:29 AM

If you're dumb enough to see the Black Eyed Peas you deserve to stand in a storm.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2011 12:34 AM

Wtf is Debbie Harry doing performing with the Black Eyed Peas?

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2011 12:43 AM

maybe they'll put up some good music and then it wont rain

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2011 12:44 AM

Guess Brooklyn Bowl was unavailable as the back up site.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2011 12:52 AM

HAHAHAHAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2011 12:54 AM

Were the Black eyed Peas opening for Frohawk?

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2011 1:15 AM

proof that even god hates the black eyed peas.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2011 1:41 AM

There is a God.

Posted by Versus | June 10, 2011 3:52 AM

Note that the ny times is using just one L in canceled but you have used double L as in cancelled.
Time to settle this once and for all !

Posted by Me | June 10, 2011 4:16 AM

This cancellation gave BEP fans important time to ponder the age old question: "why would I want to see this band in the first place?"

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2011 6:53 AM

That my friends, is a clusterfuck.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2011 7:26 AM

What does insane clown pose have anything to do with this?

Posted by Steve | June 10, 2011 7:29 AM

Whatever black eyed peas go, doodoo follows...

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2011 7:33 AM

'Magnets; how do they work'.....

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2011 7:37 AM

Great pic!

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2011 8:09 AM

'i fed a fish to a pelican,
in frisco bay,
it tried to eat my cell phone,
he ran away'

that's just DOPE

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2011 8:12 AM

Is that dick neck/////

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2011 8:16 AM

I thought it was universally accepted that the Black Eyed Peas suck. Who are these people?

Posted by AH | June 10, 2011 8:22 AM

BEP are going to reschedule at Gathering of the Juggalos.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2011 8:58 AM

Scott Stapp replacing the singer in Alter Bridge

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2011 9:08 AM

After the super bowl debacle, who would ever want to hear them in person

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2011 9:18 AM

TAXI!

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2011 9:27 AM

"What does insane clown pose have anything to do with this?"

Watch the video! Miracles happen every day

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2011 9:32 AM

"What does insane clown pose have anything to do with this?"

don't ask questions, just go with it

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2011 9:36 AM

Just another epic fail for Black Eyed Poop

They have been cursed for unleashing Tonight's Gonna Be A Good Good Night on the world

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2011 9:46 AM

With so many people already through the gates, what good does it do to cancel the concert? Someone please explain.

Posted by Dumb | June 10, 2011 9:49 AM

"If you're dumb enough to see the Black Eyed Peas you deserve to stand in a storm."

HAHAHAHAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2011 9:59 AM

@12.52, lol.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2011 10:00 AM

9:49 they could have been electrocuted performing. still, you have a point.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2011 10:00 AM

What is a juggalo?
Let me think for a second
Oh, he gets butt-naked
And then he walks through the streets
Winking at the freaks
With a two-liter stuck in his butt-cheeks

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2011 10:10 AM

With all those people in the photo spilling out on to West 72nd Street in front of the Dakota, do you think they starting singing "All we are saying....is Give Peas A Chance!...."

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2011 10:10 AM

I'm not a fan.....
but why do people celebrate other peoples frustration????

they are one of the biggest pop acts out there.....

people are so fucking evil. well clueless is a better word...

im glad you guys take pleasure in 60,000 people's disappointment.

Posted by JORDAN | June 10, 2011 10:14 AM

"they are one of the biggest pop acts out there ... people are so fucking evil. well clueless is a better word"
Jordan, Jordan, Jordan, Jordan, Jordan, Jordan, Jordan, Jordan, Jordan, Jordan .....

Keep coming.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2011 10:30 AM

It's their own fault for not looking at the forecast, 10:14pm. The only ones who were clueless here were the 60,000 people that thought it might be smart to stand outside under lightning and expect an awful pop band band who makes millions of dollars each day to come out and risk their lives for their enjoyment.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2011 10:34 AM

THAT'S RIGHT I'M EVIL -- AND I'M GLAD THESE MORONS GOT STIFFED TRYING TO SEE THIS HORRIFIC CURSE ON POPULAR MUSIC CALLED THE BLACK-EYED PEAS.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2011 10:49 AM

You're all miserable people.

Posted by Stephen Whitfield | June 10, 2011 10:54 AM

I gotta feeling (hoo-hooooooooo) that tonight's gonna be a bad night...

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2011 10:58 AM

Blecch-Eyed Quease, more like it.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2011 11:00 AM

I get pleasure from the pain of others. I cannot help it. Its just how I feel.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2011 11:11 AM

What is a juggalo?
He ain't a bitch, boy
He'll walk through the hills
And beat down a rich boy
Walks right in the house
When you're having supper
And dip his nuts in your soup, bloop!

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2011 11:25 AM

karma's a bitch assholes

Posted by Jordan | June 10, 2011 11:51 AM

"I get pleasure from the pain of others. I cannot help it. Its just how I feel."

Not calling you out but usually people who feel this way have a deep, aching, unmitigated pain in their soul they cannot relieve, so they find "other" ways to cope.

Again, not directed at anyone in particular.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2011 11:52 AM

"I gotta feeling (hoo-hooooooooo) that tonight's gonna be a bad night..."

Ha, whenever I hear this played somewhere for some reason I KNOW it will be a bad night!

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2011 11:56 AM

FINALLY NO MORE CHASE ATM ADS FOR THIS THAT TRY TO KEEP YOUR TRANSACTION OPEN SO SOMEONE CAN STEAL ALL UR $$$

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2011 12:23 PM

even mother nature is sick of them

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2011 12:25 PM

Where is the love, the love, the loooooovvvvvvveeeeee? :)

Posted by Will.I.Am | June 10, 2011 12:39 PM

drake riot

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2011 12:45 PM

So now karma is defined as disliking bands that Jordan doesn't like?

I call bullshit on that.

Black Eyed Peas suck dead donkey ball jerky. just pick the maggots off it.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2011 1:17 PM

Jordan is clearly a very learned scholar of Eastern religions.
He will gladly point out the finer nuances of the doctrine of karma if you just stop cramping his dharma.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2011 1:22 PM

That crowd is crazy! Not a fan, but sucks for all of those people..

Posted by Ashley | June 13, 2011 2:07 PM

While many may not like BEP, I think it is always a disappointment to have a show rained out or cancelled after you are at the venue.

Posted by Andy from AudioBay Professional Mastering | June 20, 2011 1:18 PM

Note to self: Never get anything mastered by Andy from AudioBay Professional Mastering.

Posted by Anonymous | June 20, 2011 1:34 PM

Yeah, the peas are spiraling downhill. I think it is because they received way too much publicity. But, Will.I.Am's solo album Songs About Girls is pretty good.

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