Mayor Thomas M. Menino is blaming widespread brawling and wilding at a free city-sponsored weekend rap concert on hordes of “kids from suburbia” who unexpectedly came out en masse to party with Pittsburgh hip-hop phenom Mac Miller.
“Most of them . . . were kids from suburbia,” Menino told the Herald of the estimated 40,000 who packed City Hall Plaza for Saturday’s free rap show. “The crowd, after the concert broke up, got very unruly as they went to the different transit stations in the neighborhood. It was a crowd that moved in surges.”
The rest of the story can be viewed on the Boston Herald's site here:
Menino blames rap melee on burb thugs
After a rap concert in city hall plaza, a fight breaks out......What a surprise. I wonder if the results would be similar if they had a higher police presence. Also, my memory, and a cursory search of google, fails to bring up a case of a rap concert at the Comcast Center in Mansfield(about as "suburban" as you can get in MA) having A comparable melee after their rap concerts.
Funny thing is that what Menino fails to mention is that the reason it was “kids from suburbia” is that the city kids were too busy shooting and stabbing each other. And even if all the kids were just sitting on their front steps enjoying a wholesome glass of milk, and suddenly decided to attend this fine musical performance, most would be unable to. Seeing as all the city kids are such fine upstanding citizens just trying to turn their life around, they wouldn't be able to make it.......Menino already banned scooters.
And if any of the kids were to ignore this, drink those powerful "two beers", and decide to try to run down one of our fine boys in blue on their evil verboten scooters, rest assured, even Kanye "I'mma let you finish" West and Jay-Z would be too busy laughing their asses of to "honor him" with a mention in a song.
Back to the main topic though. If Mumbles is reading this (which i sincerely doubt, as I haven't had my door knocked in by SWAT who then shoot my cat) I propose banning rap concerts. Because something that would turn such a large number of law abiding and otherwise upstanding citizens into rioting maniacs, then such things must be banned COUNTLESS EXAMPLES TO THE CONTRARY BE DAMNED!!!!!!!!!!!!