Two Stabbed at Webster Hall During CBGB’s Festival
It only takes one bad apple to ruin the bunch they say, well, here checking into to ruin things is none other than the Big Apple: New York City.
This week the world famous CBGB‘s is holding a festival (called the CBGB’s Festival). The festival consists of several different shows in and around the city at different venues from July 5th through the 8th. In the Village Voice the other day, I was reading about all the bands playing and where, in this little pamphlet insert.
Reading all the listed venues and bands performing, I had a thought to myself “Is New York City mature enough for this kind of city-wide event?”. The answer tonight, would appear to be No.
ABC News is reporting that two people were stabbed at 8:15 p.m. at Webster Hall during one of the shows taking part in conjunction with the CBGB’s festival (a “hardcore’ show that the Cro-Mags and Sick Of It All were headlining). This according to a FDNY spokesperson.
UPDATE: According to Bowery Boogie, the person doing the stabbing was one Harley Flannegan, the founding member(but not a current member) of the band the Cro-Mags. Reports are he stumbled into the VIP lounge, wielding a knife, before security could take him out. GlueHC is also reporting that ‘sources’ have told them that Cro-Mags bassist Mike “The Gook” Couls may have been one of the two folks who got stabbed, although the website cannot confirm that as fact.
Flanagan, who is from New York, was taken to the hospital and charged with two counts of 2nd degree assault and weapons.
And some asshole has already changed Harley Flannegan’s Wikipedia entry to include the blaming of Bath Salts on this incident. Folks, we all know if it was Bath Salts, faces would’ve gotten eaten. Zombies don’t use knives
Another black mark for the city of New York.
Due to circumstances beyond our control, tonight’s event has been postponed. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
— Webster Hall (@WebsterHall) July 7, 2012
Webster Hall, which was scheduled to re-open at 10PM for the “night club” thing they do, will remain closed for the duration of the evening.
Update: Watch footage of Cro-Mags’ John Joseph informing fans the show has been shut down by the police.