Springfest shuts down before headliner Rae Sremmurd takes stage

first_imgSpringfest 2017 was canceled Saturday night after crowds exceeded maximum capacity, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. Department of Public Safety officers arrived on scene soon after the show’s cancellation to form a skirmish line.There were no life-threatening injuries, but at least one person was transported to the hospital, according to an LAFD statement.Hip-hop group Migos had begun performing their second song of the night, after their set had already been delayed for more than 30 minutes. One of the members of Migos’ team urged crowd members to step back and stop pushing one another and to leave the crowd area if they were in need of medical attention.Rae Sremmurd, the headliner of the event, did not take the stage due to the event’s cancellation.USC Concerts Committee explained the decision in the Springfest 2017 Facebook event page.“The decision to end Springfest early stemmed from a unanimous decision to keep students’ safety as our top priority,” it wrote. “While we are disappointed the event ended early, there was no other option. Thanks to everyone that came through; we appreciate your patience.”Students left on their own and were escorted by security personnel, according to the Department of Public Safety.Trevor Sochocki | Daily TrojanGrecia Vega, a sophomore majoring in accounting, said she was in the front of the crowd when people began to lose consciousness.“People just started passing out in my friend’s arms and suffocating,” Vega said. “We were trying to get people’s attention — no one was paying attention.”Vega said she had arrived early to beat the crowd, but once the concert started she said she felt unsafe.“It was super scary,” Vega said. “I thought people were going to stampede and that someone was going to die. A concert is not worth that.”Trevor Nielsen, a junior majoring in electrical engineering, was part of the crowd during Migos’ set and witnessed the concert shutting down. He said that ultimately the show’s cancellation was due to poor planning that could have amounted to audience members getting hurt.“Concerts Committee didn’t anticipate how large the crowd would be for Rae Sremmurd and Migos on the same night,” Nielsen said. “Honestly, the University made the right call shutting it down.”This post has been updated to include statements from DPS, LAFD and USC Concerts Committee.Allen Pham and Trevor Sochocki contributed to this report.Correction: A previous version of this article stated that the DPS riot squad was on the scene. There were no DPS or Los Angeles Police Department riot squads. DPS and LAPD officers were present in helmets and prepared to form a skirmish line. The Daily Trojan regrets the error.last_img read more

Chris Fox named the ACC men’s indoor track coach of the year

first_img Published on March 18, 2016 at 8:51 pm Contact Matt: [email protected] Syracuse head coach Chris Fox has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference men’s indoor track coach of the year. The award comes after Fox was already named the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association national coach of the year for cross country. The USTFCCCA also named Fox Northeast Region Coach of the year for both cross country and indoor track.Fox led the Orange to its first ACC indoor championship and its first indoor conference championship since 1992. In the fall, Fox’s men’s cross country squad won the NCAA championship.Fox’s squad sent a program-record six runners to the indoor national championships and four runners — Freddie Crittenden III, Justyn Knight, Colin Bennie and Adam Palamar — were named First-Team All-Americans. Syracuse has set records for nationally qualifying athletes in the past two outdoor seasons and now this past indoor season. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Thurston County Fair Offers Five Days of Fun

first_imgFacebook67Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Port of OlympiaThe Thurston County Fair is better than ever with fabulous food, dizzying rides, arts and crafts, model railroads and children showing their animals in hopes of qualifying for state. Experience it July 31 through August 4.Port of Olympia is proud to again be a partner in the Fair. Stop by the Port booth to receive a souvenir and information.Battle of the Bands will take place on the Expo Stage. Elimination rounds occur on Thursday, August 1 and Friday, August 2. Final Battle will be held on Saturday, August 3.​This year KACS is bringing a “double feature” concert to the fair on Sunday, August 4.  Two headliners will perform, Land of Living Color and Bryan Duncan will take the stage at 4 p.m.Admission hours are from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday. Daily parking is $5.Fair tickets can be purchased in advance or at the gate. Ticket specials include:·        One-Buck Wednesday, July 31: Admission is $1.00 with a non-perishable donation for the Thurston County Food Bank.·        Kid’s Day, Thursday, August 1: Kids 14 and under pay only $2 admission.·        Military Appreciation Day, Friday, August 2: Show military ID and pay only $2.Arm bands for Carnival rides are good Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Arm bands can be purchased in three ways:·        Purchase by Tuesday, July 30, at the Fair office – $27.·        Bring a buddy at time of purchase on Buddy Day, Thursday, August 1, to buy one Arm Band and get the second one for free – $30 total.·        Purchase at the Carnival during Fair Week – $32.For more information visit the Thurston County Fair website.last_img read more