Bass identity Flux Pavilion has had one hell of a night. After holding a free gig in conjunction with MTV, the British electronic kingpin was forced to cut his set short after the LAPD had their jimmies rustled by a sudden influx of fans attempting to get into the 1,500 capacity venue.
According to reports, over 3,000 individuals gathered outside the venue, resulting in police threatening arrests if these individuals refused to move on. Rumours began to circulate that the LAPD began to use Pepper Spray and violent force; however, they were quickly denied. Thankfully, the authorities did not use the water gun or Bass Cannon (if you’ll pardon the pun) to disperse the crowd.
Flux Pavallion, who clearly didn’t want To Stop playing, was quick to take to Twitter, expressing his anger at the event:
In all seriousness, however, the poor organisation that resulted in this predicament lies in the hands of MTV, who were quick to respond, stating that “turnout for the concert far exceeded the 1,000 capacity for the venue.” They continued, “Prior to turning fans away, officers of the Santa Monica Police Department called in backup to help manage the crowd. At approximately 11 p.m., organisers considered it best to end the event earlier than scheduled. Fans filed out in an orderly fashion and no one was hurt. MTV Iggy thanks the fans who showed up for the performance and regrets any inconvenience caused by its early end.”
Last week, a joint Sebastian Ingrosso, Alesso and Otto Knows ‘rave’ was shut down in New York, but at the hands of the artists themselves. Admitting to a high percentage of fans coming close to overdosing, it was in their best interest to cease the concert.
Flux Pavilion brings his bass arsenal Down Under in a matter of weeks, kicking off the 2012 instalment of Sterosonic when it touches down in Sydney on November 24th