Crazed LA Ravers Shut Down Rave Film Premiere

Boisterous crowd torches police cruiser
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 28, 2011 2:02 AM CDT
Crazed Hollywood Ravers Shut Rave Documentary
Los Angeles Police car is parked at the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue after unruly threw rocks and bottles at cop cars.   (AP Photo/Jason Redmond)

(Newser) – This rave review didn't work out so well. A mob of ravers got so crazed at the premiere of a rave concert documentary that Los Angeles cops had to shut down the movie premiere—and part of Hollywood Boulevard. Thousands turned out at Grauman's Chinese Theater last night for the showing of the Electric Daisy Carnival Experience. As the crowd grew boisterous, cops told people to disperse. Angry ravers began hurling rocks and bottles and torched a cop cruiser, reports AP.

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"All resources are there, including officers in riot gear, horses. We're using what we need to take care of the situation," said a police spokesman. The film features a concert experience of fans "doing ecstasy and wearing as few clothes as possible," according to inside dope gleaned by Gawker. LA issued a brief moratorium on raves last year after a 15-year-old girl died of a drug overdose while attending a local electronic music festival. (Read more raves stories.)

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