Hollywood area

Cops clash with rowdy crowd in front of Grauman's Chinese

hollywood.jpgSome bottles were thrown, officers were taunted, a few fights broke out - that was the not-so-happy scene last night in Hollywood. Police in riot gear shut down streets around the theater, and several arrests were made. All this happened after a crowd had assembled outside the theater, which had been premiering a movie about the Electric Daisy Carnival festival. The premiere was to include an invitation-only after-party hosted by DJ Kaskade, a big shot in the Electric Daisy world. From the LAT:

When news of the premiere went out on the Internet, hundreds of people showed up who were not invited, Smith said. DJ Kaskade himself may have been part of the reason. About 2:30 p.m., the DJ, whose real name is Ryan Raddon, took to Twitter and told his more than 90,000 followers that he was heading to the theater for a block party. "Let's see if the magic of social networking will work today," he tweeted. He followed that with: "ME+BIG SPEAKERS+MUSIC=BLOCK PARTY!!!" Later tweets from the DJ reflected the mayhem. About 7:30 p.m. he tweeted: "News choppers overhead. The man trying to shut us down…. This is crazy."

Photo: AP

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