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“Everybody CHILL OUT!!! The cops are freaking out. BE SAFE AND LET’S HAVE SOME FUN!” he wrote.
Kaskade was on a plane to play a show in Spain and could not be reached for comment Thursday.
“Some of our VIP clients who intended to come to the party thought it might be a little too much drama considering what was unfolding,” he said.
Many residents reacted angrily to the near-riot. Facebook users flooded Kaskade’s page with negative comments about how their commutes had been delayed or their visits to the area had been ruined.
Duddie thought the invitation by Kaskade was well-intentioned but had backfired.
“The spirit of it was a great idea,” he said. “It’s unfortunate an act of fun was marred by a few people who don’t understand basic civil courtesy.”
One person was arrested for felony vandalism after a police car’s windshield was smashed and its door dented. Another was taken into custody for hitting a police officer, and a third was nabbed for failing to disperse.
“There were people trampling all over the police cars, smashing the windows,” said Greg Magda, who works at a coffee shop on Hollywood Boulevard.
That street and two others were closed for hours while police tried to get ravers to disperse. Some in the crowd threw bottles at police, but others were playful.
Some ravers “planked” in front of riot officers _ an Internet-driven phenomenon in which people lie face down in improbable places while their friends snap pictures.
Police were bracing Thursday for another large crowd in Hollywood, where Lady Gaga was scheduled to perform in a parking lot near the theater that hosts ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”
The melee outside Grauman’s was the latest music-related disruption in Southern California.
In October, members of the Orange County band Imperial Stars climbed atop a truck that stopped on U.S. 101 near Sunset Boulevard. Three members of the band, which performed a song called “Traffic Jam 101,” have pleaded not guilty to conspiracy, creating a public nuisance and other charges. They could face up to three years in prison if convicted.
The Electric Daisy Carnival is the largest electronic music party in the U.S.
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