Over 50 People Removed from Snoop and Wiz Khalifa’s NY Concert for Alcohol Poisoning
Over 50 people were removed from Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg's The High Road Tour at Nikon Jones Beach Amphitheater Tuesday night (Aug. 9) for alcohol poisoning, a park officer said according to Page Six. Of the 50, many of them were reportedly underage.
According to WABC-TV, a dozen people taken to area hospitals to be treated for alcohol poisoning. Page Six reports that the trouble came from teenagers drinking vodka out of water bottles in the bathrooms and the parking lot of the venue. After three drunk teens were taken away within 20 minutes of each other at the beginning of the night, officers shut down the bathrooms and moved the crowd inside of the venue.
Officers had to call parents to escort the teens who were not taken to hospitals home. Ambulances were on hand to take some people away and state police were also at the venue, confiscating alcohol and dumping it out.
This incident comes on the heels of yet another freak experience during Wiz and Snoop's tour. A railing collapsed and sent over 40 people tumbling to the concrete during their performance in Camden, N.J., on Friday (Aug. 5). The Camden County Police Department said that 15 people were treated at a nearby hospital for broken bones and bumps and bruises. One person, who was not identified, was critically injured and taken to Cooper Trauma Center.
The next stop of the tour is tonight (Aug. 10) at First Niagara Pavilion—here's hoping the show goes without incident.