Tuesday, February 16, 2010
The HeadCount Allstars practicing Phish's "Maze" backstage! Featuring Marc Brownstein, Aron Magner, and Jon Gutwillig of the Disco Biscuits, Jake Cinninger of Umphrey's McGee, Kyle Hollingsworth of the String Cheese Incident and Joe Russo of the Benevento-Russo Duo.
HeadCount Allstars backstage messing around on "David Bowie"
By Michael Linhorst
Concert organizers sold 5,000 tickets and police estimate that an additional 1,000 to 1,500 fans stood outside Barton Hall without tickets, hoping to gain admission to the sold-out concert. Many of the band’s followers spent the night partying in the parking garage on Campus Rd., said Kathy Zoner, chief of the Cornell University Police Department.
Nine individuals were arrested in the parking garage or near Barton Hall Sunday night, according to CUPD’s daily crime log. Most of the individuals were charged with possession of marijuana, which is a misdemeanor. Police also encountered several people outside Barton attempting to sell drugs, Zoner said.
“We certainly had a couple of large drug-related arrests,” she said. “We’ll be spending about three days doing the paperwork from this night.”
Many of the people arrested came from outside the Ithaca area, according to the crime log. “I don’t even think we arrested any students,” Zoner said. Few actual ticket-holders were arrested, she added.
After the crowds cleared yesterday morning, police also found nitrous oxide tanks left behind in the parking garage. Some illegal drug users inhale nitrous oxide, commonly known as laughing gas, in order to get high.
Many people who partied in the parking garage Sunday night also used the structure as a restroom, Zoner said. University officials have a “massive cleanup underway” to remove the mess, she said.
CUPD sent an email to building administrators Thursday advising them to be “extra vigilant in securing [their] buildings” during the weekend to prevent fans at the concert from breaking in. No information about potential building break-ins was available last night.
By Jacob Schneider
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