1,000+ hip-hop fans flood Sunset Blvd. after oversold concert at Roxy was canceled

The L.A. County Sheriff’s Department had to shut down Sunset Boulevard on Sunday night when about 1,000 people flooded the street after a concert at the Roxy in West Hollywood was canceled at the last minute.

Hip-hop artist Yeat apparently pulled out of his 8 p.m. performance at the classic WeHo music venue, and the Sheriff’s Department said the concert was vastly oversold. The building’s official maximum capacity is 500 people, according to AEG. Police dispatch received the first call about the crowd at 7:57 p.m.

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Videos posted on social media and Citizen app reveal a chaotic scene, with throngs of young concert-goers inside and outside the Roxy, some climbing signposts and other property. Nearly a dozen law enforcement vehicles are shown lined up along Sunset Blvd. as police helicopters fly overhead.

There were no reported arrests or injuries. The incident comes one night after police in Beverly Hills managed to shut down a “street takeover” involving more than 100 vehicles attempting to perform donuts in the middle of the intersection for 150+ onlookers.

It’s not the first time crowds have massed outside the Roxy, forcing Sunset Blvd. to be closed.

Large, unruly crowds have also set the stage for recent shootings in the Fairfax/Melrose commercial corridor, and neighbors fear a new streetwear store opening in the former Tower Records building down the road from the Roxy will usher in further mayhem.

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DesertBob
DesertBob
6 months ago

To be fair, this isn’t the first time this has happened near this same spot. Those of us with some experience under our belts will recall the “hippie riot” just east of here in 1966. That was worse, what with half the throng buzzed out on acid, trying to overturn and destroy RTD buses and cars. I didn’t see near as much damage from this melee.

Of course, few if any reading this can compare the two, since 96% of WeeHoe residents aren’t from here.

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DesertBob
DesertBob
6 months ago

LOL! I used to live 3 doors and across the street from the Roxy on Hammond, way back in the good days. I could see the marquee from my front door. NEVER had a public safety issue like this back then, no matter who was headlining.

What a cesspool that place has become.

Andy Keown
Andy Keown
6 months ago

Wow I never thought I’d see the day when Wehoville fully descended into a hotbed of blatant racism but here we are.

Graham
Graham
6 months ago
Reply to  Andy Keown

Wow I never thought I’d see the day where fascist would use the term racist to describe people that recognize other people that are losers that had bad parenting and suck at life. Keep collecting those government checks Andy you big special elitist person you.

DesertBob
DesertBob
6 months ago
Reply to  Andy Keown

Obviously, you weren’t around in the ’70s.

Marc
Marc
6 months ago

Let the rappers and felons stay in Lost Angeles.

Jamie Francis
Jamie Francis
6 months ago

It’s so obnoxious whether it’s rappers appearing at a VIP” event where Sherrifs are celebrity detail for Super Bowl who’s who to sports players to rappers and their entourages at the Pacific Design Center which wasn’t suppose to be a private concert venue to begin with HWood group! How did the city and the venue allow this to happen? Oh that’s right vip celebrity attendees and sports players and musicians get preferential treatment. Did you see they had limousines waiting on San Vicente and Melrose. Screw our public streets it’s now private valet! To a shooting of a rapper and… Read more »

Last edited 6 months ago by Jamie Francis
Pawns in the Deal
Pawns in the Deal
6 months ago
Reply to  Jamie Francis

In its quest to be the entertainment venue of LA, the City of West Hollywood contorts itself into the enabler of all folks mentioned who don’t know how to behave in civilized society. It’s a Faustian bargain, a deal with the devil which will not correct itself on its own. It comes at the expense of responsible tax paying residents who are mere pawns in the deal.

Jamie Francis
Jamie Francis
6 months ago

Thanks for your comment. I hate that feeling of locals beings pawns, pushovers, or collateral damage.

Joe Bologna
Joe Bologna
7 months ago

The last time the Roxy Sunset hosted any show of note was when The Go-Gos and Ratt used to headline back in the day. Since then, it’s all been downhill. Except when U2 played about six years ago.

DesertBob
DesertBob
6 months ago
Reply to  Joe Bologna

The Rox has been a has-been for decades now. No top tier act will play there nowadays. Ergo, you get what happened.

WehoQueen
WehoQueen
7 months ago

Let me explain why the cancerous people on the city council will continue to be reelected. They pander to the poorer people on the Eastside, giving them all sorts of handouts, mostly paid for by people on the wealthier Westside. I think it’s something like four times more people living on the Eastside than the Westside. Do the math. And does anyone think the poorer Eastsiders give a rat’s a** about what happens around the Roxy, Tower Records or the Troubador? Do Westsiders give a rat’s a** about what happens near the Target store on LaBrea, AstroBurger, or hookers around… Read more »

vote them out
vote them out
7 months ago
Reply to  WehoQueen

I agree with your assessment of Lindsey Horvath. She has a way of seducing women–who can help her career–into becoming her flying monkeys. The flying monkeys absolutely adore her, are sprinkled throughout city hall, and have indeed helped her career.

WehoQueen
WehoQueen
7 months ago
Reply to  vote them out

The problem is that you can’t simply vote them out. The freeloading Eastsiders, to their credit, actually go out and vote, because it’s totally in their selfish interest to get all kinds of free stuff. The wealthier disinterested Westsiders, don’t bother to go out and vote as much cause they really don’t care and they have nothing free coming at them. On top of that, the Westsider numbers are much smaller. So get used to the Lindsey Horvaths of the world lecturing everyone, appointing billionaire youths to lecture us how we need to give out all kinds of free handouts… Read more »

greeneyedguy
greeneyedguy
7 months ago
Reply to  WehoQueen

You make so many outlandish claims in your comments.

The problem is that you can’t simply vote them out. The freeloading Eastsiders, to their credit, actually go out and vote, because it’s totally in their selfish interest to get all kinds of free stuff. The wealthier disinterested Westsiders, don’t bother to go out and vote as much cause they really don’t care and they have nothing free coming at them. On top of that, the Westsider numbers are much smaller.”

Do you have any evidence/data to back this up?

DesertBob
DesertBob
6 months ago
Reply to  WehoQueen

You just hit on a major reason I opposed cityhood in the first place…and I was right…again. still?

PeterB.
PeterB.
7 months ago
Reply to  WehoQueen

Agreed. And now we have to contend with her benefactor trying to destroy our police force.

Offensive
Offensive
7 months ago
Reply to  WehoQueen

These were always John and Abbe’s “favorites” to which they continually pandered.

Jake Lee
Jake Lee
7 months ago

This is what the voters in West Hollywood want. A true dystopia.

Loser Trumpers
Loser Trumpers
7 months ago
Reply to  Jake Lee

Didn’t you move out of WEHO? Please take your commentary with you.

New Strategy
New Strategy
7 months ago

https://la.curbed.com/2019/11/5/20942607/sunset-strip-roxy-theatre-landmark

Notable comments on Curbed 2019 related to the landmark status of The Roxy, Rainbow and other clubs. From Roy Orbison’s “It’s over” status of rock & roll, welcome to Hip Hop Heaven. Does anyone think that the addition of SUPREME was an accident?

Bastian
Bastian
7 months ago

Replace Roxy and Yeat with Abbey and Gaga, and the same thing would happen, but without the racist undertones of references to sideshows, sneaker stores and shootings.

gdaddy
gdaddy
7 months ago
Reply to  Bastian

Gaga has been to the Abbey and the same thing didn’t happen. How about find a better example?

DesertBob
DesertBob
6 months ago
Reply to  Bastian

Conflate much?

rodney over
rodney over
4 months ago
Reply to  Bastian

remember that black lives matter unless they are killed by other black men who are criminals and there is no money to be made off their deaths…anyone got 6 mill for a mansion i can borrow?

Doris
Doris
7 months ago

“neighbors fear a new streetwear store opening in the former Tower Records building down the road from the Roxy will usher in further mayhem” ? 🤣🤣🤣 those damn street wear stores

Jake Lee
Jake Lee
7 months ago
Reply to  Doris

Go ask any of the neighbors on Fairfax if they are “laughing” about the destruction of their neighborhood from the Supreme Store.

Joe Bologna
Joe Bologna
7 months ago
Reply to  Jake Lee

Exactly. Delusional folks like using emojis.

New strategy
New strategy
7 months ago

Welcome to the quality of life future in WeHo. Overselling a concert for 500 capacity so 1000 show up looks like a strategy. Roxy, with all its recently acquired perks and history of concerts might believe it’s better to ask for forgiveness than permission for a gross miscalculation.

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