13 items from 2011
Every genre of music has its own culture surrounding it. Rock has arena concerts, blues has hole in the wall clubs, and so forth. Similarly, each genre has their Mecca: that annual concert that is the end all be all of places to be if you love a certain style of music. For electro/techno/house fans, there’s no better place to be on the last weekend in June than the Electric Daisy Carnival, which has become something of a cultural phenomenon in recent years as its popularity has shot through the roof. What started as a day-long event expanded into two nights and now, as of 2011, three. Three nights of incredible electronic music from the likes of Deadmau5, Moby, Afrojack, Duck Sauce, Fedde Le Grand, Kaskade, and Mstrkrft. To document the culture that has risen up around the Edc, Kevin Kerslake filmed Electric Daisy Carnival Experience, and as concert films go, »
- Lex Walker
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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.
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- The Editors at IndieWire
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 fanbase. 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. "I thought I'd »
By Adam Frazier
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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Regal and AMC theaters pulled its Friday screenings of the “Electric Daisy Carnival Experience” documentary because of rioting outside its Hollywood premiere Wednesday night. The theaters blamed "the incident in Los Angeles" for the decision, the Los Angeles Times reports. The crowd gathered after L.A.-based DJ Kaskade tweeted about a block party. Following its premiere, the film was to be released theatrically Aug. 4 for just one single 9 p.m. showing. In a statement on its website, Insomniac Events Inc., which promoted the film as well as the rave, said it will »
- Jake Weinraub
What was supposed to be a premiere of documentary and concert by a popular DJ turned into a small-scale riot Wednesday (July 27) outside the famed Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.
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, »
A riot broke out in the center of Hollywood last night ... but instead of looting, the "rioters" were planking, instead of guns there were glow sticks. The disturbance erupted during the premiere of the "Electric Daisy Carnival Experience" at the Grauman's Chinese Theater. DJ Kaskade drew a crowd by tweeting "Today@6pm in Hollywood @Mann's Chinese Theatre. Me+Big Speakers+Music=Block Party!!!" Hundreds of people descended on Grauman's, only to be told by cops the event was canceled, »
- TMZ Staff
By Sean O’Connell
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. »
- Sean O'Connell
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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- Michael Stevens
Los Angeles police clash with thousands-strong impromptu block party outside Hollywood screening of rave documentary
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 »
- Ben Child
The premiere of the Electric Daisy Carnival Experience was brought to a halt on Wednesday evening when hundreds of uninvited fans clashed with police in Hollywood. The crowds are thought to have come to Grauman's Chinese Theatre after one of the DJs featured in the film invited his Twitter followers to "a block party" outside the cinema. Kaskade wrote: "Let's see if the magic of social networking will work today. Today@6pm in Hollywood @Mann's Chinese Theatre. Me+Big Speakers+Music=Block Party!!! Rt! (sic)" He later expressed concerns for people's safety, adding: "Everybody Chill Out!!! The cops are freaking out. Be Safe And Let's Have Some Fun!" He also encouraged people to "be respectful and chill out" as the trouble escalated. The world premiere of Electric Daisy Carnival Experience and a subsequent (more) »
- By Kate Goodacre
The premiere of the Electric Daisy Carnival Experience was brought to a halt on Wednesday evening when hundreds of uninvited fans clashed with police in Hollywood. The crowds are thought to have come to Grauman's Chinese Theatre after one of the DJs featured in the film invited his followers to "a block party" outside the cinema. Kaskade wrote: "Let's see if the magic of social networking will work today. Today@6pm in Hollywood @Mann's Chinese Theatre. Me+Big Speakers+Music=Block Party!!! Rt! (sic)" He later expressed concerns for people's safety, adding: "Everybody Chill Out!!! The cops are freaking out. Be Safe And Let's Have Some Fun!" He also encouraged people to "be respectful and chill out" as the trouble escalated. The world premiere of Electric Daisy Carnival Experience and a subsequent after (more) »
- By Kate Goodacre
Some movie people will do anything for publicity even if they instigate an angry mob, create an unsafe situation, and need the Lapd to disperse crowds. According to our pals at Ktla.com, fans were invited via Twitter to a 6 Pm music block party thrown by DJ Kaskade outside the same Hollywood location as the Mann's Chinese Theater premiere of an indie documetary about the Electric Daisy Carnival Experience about the music festival by the same name which is attended by tens of thousands of people. But too many people showed up tonight and were turned away by security. So police were called to break up the mob consisting of hundreds of people who began fighting and throwing bottles. Some jumped on police cars, and officers responded by shooting them with bean bags. The crowd also set fire to an Lapd cruiser. Kaskade took to Twitter amid the chaos, saying »
- NIKKI FINKE
13 items from 2011
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