Surprise, Surprise: Hundreds Of Phish Fans Were Arrested At The Band’s NYE Show

Senior Pop Culture Editor
01.03.14 12 Comments

If you live in New York City and your cape-wearing dealer named Fluffhead was unavailable on New Year’s Eve, it’s a good bet he or she (Fluffhead is a genderless name) was at Madison Square Garden to see Phish play their annual NYE show. It’s an even better bet that Fluffhead was arrested outside of MSG. Via the New York Times:

The arrests began almost as soon as the concertgoers amassed outside Madison Square Garden on Monday evening. Uniformed and plainclothes police officers moved through the crowd, picking off targets and leading them to a police van parked around the corner where they were patted down and loaded in.

At least 228 people were arrested or received summonses at shows on the first three nights of a four-night stand that was to end Tuesday with a New Year’s Eve performance and undoubtedly more arrests. (Via)

Typical po-po, always targeting white people. The Times also reports that undercover officers confiscated “marijuana, hash, psychedelic mushrooms, LSD, MDMA or ecstasy, amphetamine and prescription drugs like Oxycodone, OxyContin and Xanax.” They should have taken some CHILL PILLS.

Oh wait, they got the Xanax. Never mind.

(Banner via Getty Image, via NY Times)

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