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The Crowd Was Actually Very Well-Behaved

The Crowd Was Actually Very Well-Behaved
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Many were concerned about the anticipated misbehavior of the concertgoers. However, there were virtually no reports of violence other than after the food shortage, some attendees looted nearby farmland for corn and produce.

“They were the most courteous, considerate, and well-behaved group of kids I have ever been in contact with during my twenty-four years of police work.” —– Lou Yank, Chief of Police. He also stated that they could have made several arrests for possession of marijuana, but they opted not to.

Written by Camille Moore

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