The premiere of a movie about the Electric Daisy Carnival Experience — billed as the film version of a rave — turned into a riot on Hollywood Blvd. on Wednesday night, July 27, 2011, the website of KTLA-TV reports.
According to the story, "DJ Kaskade announced the event Wednesday afternoon via Twitter: ‘Today@6pm in Hollywood @Mann’s Chinese Theatre. ME+BIG SPEAKERS+MUSIC=BLOCK PARTY!!! RT!’
The article continues, "The premiere had been promoted for weeks, with an after-party to follow at Supperclub, featuring a performance by Kaskade. Police say the event was by invitation only, but many people showed up without invites, and were turned away by security.
"The LAPD shut down Hollywood Boulevard between Highland and Orange avenues after hundreds of people gathered. Police ordered the crowd to disperse, but many refused to leave, and began fighting and throwing bottles.
"Some people jumped on police cars, smashing windows. Officers in riot gear used bean bag guns to subdue the crowd, and several arrests were made."
The story adds, "The Electric Daisy Carnival Experience is a film about the music festival by the same name, which is attended by tens of thousands of people. It made headlines when a 15-year-old girl died of a drug overdose at the event held in July 2010 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum."
Here’s KTLA’s news report of the disturbance during Wednesday’s film premiere: