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Most Diy distributors would love to be in Edward Bates' position: He's a first-time distributor who's handling a film with an enormous, passionate and plugged-in fan base. He has theaters selling out before the film even opens. There's one problem: Audiences are so eager to see Kevin Kerslake's 'Electric Daisy Carnival Experience,' a documentary about the culture of electronic dance music, that theaters are scared to screen it. More here.
Hollywoodnews.com: Break out your glow sticks, kids — and your riot gear apparently — because “The Electric Daisy Carnival” is coming to your town.
Director Kevin Kerslake’s film about the annual rave and electronic music festival features helicopter footage of the event as well as backstage interview with electronic artists such as David Guetta, Steve Aoki and DJ Kaskade.
This past Wednesday at the film’s premiere, police in riot gear fought off crowds flocking to see Kaskade perform. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kaskade invited fans via Twitter to watch him play despite the fact it was an invite-only screening.
As a result of the riot, Regal and AMC theater chains will not be screening the documentary, reports the Los Angeles Times.
Regardless, “The Electric Daisy Carnival Experience” opens nationwide August 4.
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Thousands of fans flocked to see the DJ Kaskade after he announced to his 90,000 Twitter followers an impromptu block party to coincide with the premiere of the "Electric Daisy Carnival Experience," a film about the electronic dance and music festival.
The crowd quickly swelled out of control and news crews captured video of fights breaking out and others throwing bottles. It took nearly 200 police officers six hours to end the disturbance, at some points firing beanbags into the crowd. By that time, the damage had already been done, including at least one police cruiser suffering a smashed windshield.
Three people were arrested, including one for assaulting a police officer.
As a precautionary measure, La Metro temporarily closed the subway stop at Hollywood and Highland,
Hollywoodnews.com: Police dressed in full riot gear turned out for the premiere of Insomniac’s “Electric Daisy Carnival Experience” at Grauman’s Chinese theater on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles Wednesday night when fans packed the streets in hopes of catching a glimpse of uber-popular DJ Kaskade, who tweeted prior to the premiere that he’d be performing a free set.
Such is the power of Twitter.
“The near-riot pitted Lapd officers, who were trying to clear Hollywood Blvd., against fans trying to catch a glimpse of Kaskade, despite audible warnings via megaphone from Insomniac staff and Grauman’s Chinese employees stating over and over that Kaskade’s appearance was ‘canceled’ and that fans should vacate the premises,” THR writes. “In fact, the DJ himself sent several tweets pleading with fans to ‘chill’ and leave the area after he got wind of Lapd problems with crowds.
Police said the rioting began when fans were turned away from the invitation-only screening:
"...grab your friends and take a trip into the mind-blowing, sensory feast that is the 'Electric Daisy Carnival Experience", a touchstone experience for hundreds of thousands of people throughout the world. A documentary that immerses viewers in the world’s pre-eminent electronic music festival..."
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When California DJ Kaskade took to Twitter to encourage fans to kickstart an impromptu block party outside the La premiere of a new film about dance music culture, he probably wasn't expecting a full-scale riot. But that's exactly what took place outside the world-famous Grauman's Chinese theatre on Hollywood Boulevard last night after thousands of young people turned up to celebrate the debut screening of documentary Electric Daisy Carnival Experience.
Police donned riot gear and fired "riot beanbags" at the crowd after calls to disperse reportedly went unheeded. Los Angeles police closed Hollywood Boulevard between Highland and Orange avenues, causing a massive traffic jam on Highland, Hollywood and the 101 freeway, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Los Angeles TV station Ktla reported that young people fought, threw bottles and set fire to a police car. A
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