Leave it up to Odd Future’s frontman to start a riot in his hometown.
Thousands of fans mobbed to the Fox Theater Monday night (March 11) in Boulder, Colo. for what was supposed to be a free show for for the first 365 people to show up. Over 3,000 people showed up, reportedly lining up at 3 p.m. for the 8 p.m. show, according to a venue employee.
“I had warned the police about the event ahead of time,” Head of Security Phil Rogulewski told VIBE, aware of Tyler’s popularity. “So when we called in for assistance, large numbers of police showed up. Then police in riot gear came in to support. Tyler then tweeted that he would be performing two shows instead of just one to better accommodate the large turn out. We let in 625 for each show.”
The Daily Camera also reported that a small melee involving about 200 people erupted outside of the venue on University Hill. Bottles were thrown and a manager of the nearby Jimmy John’s sandwich shop had allegedly been assaulted. One man was arrested and ticketed on suspicion of brawling and resisting arrest when officials told him to leave but he refused.
Still, more fans than expected were treated to a Tyler spectacle. “I WISH U ALL COULD COME,” the rapper tweeted. “BOULDER I LOVE YOU THANK YOU SO MUCH.”
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