Absolute chaos erupted in New Jersey during the annual Hot 97 Summer Jam concert on Sunday. Tensions arose when a mixture of ticketed and non-ticketed fans crowded outside the gates trying to get into MetLife Stadium.
Now, there’s two sides to the stories, one from the State Police POV who took to using tear gas to disperse the crowd of over 1,000 crowing outside the gates and the other story is of the fans who were there and took photos of the incident as it unfolded.
Fans insist that slow security working the event caused the problem, as ticketed fans were left waiting for hours outside and an influx of non-ticketed fans slowly drifted in and eventually tried to jump the gate, via Daily Mail
‘Security was being extremely slow, and people were waiting to be let in,’ he said. ‘I had a ticket. Everyone had ticket, but security was being very slow and everyone got agitated.’
‘People were falling down, trampling onto each other. The concert started at 6 p.m. and at 9 p.m., people still weren’t getting in.’
One concertgoer said they had been standing outside for more than three-and-a-half hours as they waited to try and get into a concert they paid for, according to CBS.
‘We we arrived here about 4.30-5 o’clock, when we got here they had everybody standing outside in a mob,’ another concertgoer, Aaron Martin, told CBS. ‘They wouldn’t let us in. When I asked him what was going on they said there was some sort of riot but they wouldn’t elaborate.’
61 arrests occurred and they face charges on everything from disorderly behavior and assault.
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