Thirty people were arrested Saturday by New Jersey police at the East Rutherford, New Jersey stop of Guns N’ Roses’ Not in This Lifetime tour. It was the first of two New York City-area shows for the reunited band, with the second one happening Sunday night.
The charges vary, although Kimberly Goodman of Mahwah, New Jersey wins the prize for most severe charge. According to Sgt. First Class Gregory Williams, a spokesman for the New Jersey State Police, Goodman was arrested and charged with aggravated assault on a police officer. Sgt. First Class Williams also added that additional charges ranged from the old standby charge for concerts, marijuana possession to simple assault.
Here is a list of charges from Saturday’s concert:
- 9 disorderly conduct arrests;
- 11 solicitation arrests;
- 1 arrest for “open lewdness”;
- 1 resisting arrest charge;
- 2 arrests for simple assault;
- 1 charge of harassment;
- 3 criminal trespassing arrests; and
- 1 arrest for possession of under 50 grams of marijuana.
The next stop on the Not in This Lifetime tour is Wednesday in Atlanta.
It’s not as if this is the first hiccup of the band’s tour. Last week’s show in Philadelphia was reportedly a bit of a mess in which one woman allegedly pooped her pants (happy Monday, Internet!) and the next night the band was held up at the Canadian border due to Axl Rose simply forgetting that he had a gun in his possession. But hey, at least they had Slash’s birthday on Saturday to keep morale up.