It’s been a pretty rough week on tour for Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa. Just a few days ago at their concert in Camden, New Jersey (basically Philly) a railing collapsed and sent people flying over the edge (video below if you haven’t seen it). Over 42 were injured, Snoop and Wiz were ushered off stage by their bodyguards (as Wiz was smiling the whole time), and the entire ordeal was a total shitshow. Flash forward several days to last night when Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa were performing at the Nikon Jones Beach Amphitheater and the bad news keeps rolling in as ‘over 50’ teens were reportedly removed from the concert and many were hospitalized afterwards with alcohol poisoning.
More than 50 people — many of them underage — were removed from Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa‘s The High Road Tour at Nikon Jones Beach Amphitheater on Tuesday night for alcohol poisoning, a park officer said.
Eleven were taken to various area hospitals, including an 18-year-old male who was so drunk that he collapsed, breaking his nose as he hit the ground. There were also four arrests made for possession of marijuana at the concert.
Sources said teenagers were drinking vodka out of water bottles in the restrooms and parking lot of the venue. After three drunken teens were taken away within 20 minutes at the beginning of the night, officers shut down the restrooms and moved the crowd inside.
I’m not really sure what to say here. When I was 18 I most certainly wasn’t going to concerts sober but I also wasn’t old enough to drink. Was I making good decisions? Probably not. Would I do it the same if I was 18 again? Sure.
Furthermore, Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa are blameless here in the sense that Jones Beach is a dry venue. You have to purchase special passes to drink at this concert venue and the area is separate from general seating AND you have a shit view of the stage. So even if you’re old enough to drink they highly discourage drinking at this venue, not to mention that alcohol in the parking lot is prohibited. I know this because I’ve been hassled by the police in the past for drinking in the lot at Phish shows there. So I guess if we’re going back to my original point of not knowing what to say about this concert I’ll close it out with saying that the show sounds like more fun that it should’ve been, and I’ll leave it at that.
And here’s that video of the railing falling apart in Camden for those of you that haven’t seen it yet: