Tyler, the Creator Show at Low End Theory Met With Unrest
Crowds got out of hand at a Lincoln Heights club where rapper Tyler, the Creator was scheduled to perform alongside electronic artist Flying Lotus tonight, L.A. Weekly has learned. The show apparently was shut down by police.
A file photo of a Low End Theory crowd by Shannon Cottrell for LA Weekly.
The unruliness outside the Airliner club was reported at 10:10 p.m., LAPD Officer Norma Eisenman told us. The venue reached capacity and crowds had to be turned away, causing some unrest, she said:
Officers arrived in riot gear and it appeared that people started leaving, she said:
The event was at maximum capacity and the bouncer wasn't letting people in. They became unruly.
LOW END THEORY RIGHT NOW pic.twitter.com/mdL2rZkE24— ANDREA ORO (@DREdivinity) October 10, 2013
at the low end theory pic.twitter.com/3p699iUi0P— victor (@xvictorrr) October 10, 2013
See also: Tyler, the Creator: Horsing Around.
The club at 2419 N. Broadway tweeted this tonight:
Unless you're already in line, you might want to make other plans tonight. We are already at capacity with the number of people queued.— Low End Theory (@LOWENDTHEORY) October 10, 2013
No injuries were reported, and no arrests had been made, Eisenman said.
Tyler, the Creator, who got his start as a member of the rap crew Odd Future, tweeted this:
THE COPS SHUT THAT DOWN LIKE WOW— Tyler, The Creator (@fucktyler) October 10, 2013
IM SO BUMMED THAT HAPPENED AND NOT STOKED LIKE I WANTED TO PLAY SO BAD PEOPLE BEEN THERE ALLLL DAY— Tyler, The Creator (@fucktyler) October 10, 2013
[Added at 11:14]: We were told Flying Lotus was a special guest as part of a lineup that includes some of the artists that will be a part of the Odd Future Carnival next month at the L.A. Coliseum, a venue that decided in 2011 to no longer allow raves.