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Confusion As Dead & Company Show Interrupted At Hollywood Bowl

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Concertgoers at the Hollywood Bowl were alarmed and confused Wednesday night when a performance by Dead & Company was abruptly interrupted for several minutes.

At about 10:30 p.m., while the band was playing, the stage suddenly went dark. Crew members appeared to say something to the band, who were taken off stage. According to fans, dogs were then brought onto the stage.

“And then all of a sudden two guys came out — looked like service people — and whispered in their ear, and everybody ran off the stage, and the lights went off, and we were all kind of like, ‘what’s going on?'” concertgoer Ryan Tarzian told CBS2.

Concertgoers were in the dark for about seven minutes before the band returned. Singer Bob Weir told the crowd, “all clear, kind of,” and then the music resumed.

A Los Angeles police spokesperson told CBS2 there was no response call to the venue, which is located at 2301 Highland Ave. The incident appeared to have been handled by private security.

The band includes former Grateful Dead members Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann and Bob Weir, as well as John Mayer, Oteil Burbridge and Jeff Chimenti.

A tweet from the Bowl’s verified Twitter account published prior to the show Wednesday asked concertgoers to arrive early due to “enhanced security measures.”

“SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING,” it read in part.

Crews and security dogs were checking people as they came into the venue.

Requests for comment to both the Hollywood Bowl and Dead & Company were not immediately returned.

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  1. John Pope says:

    Just returned from the concert. The band was rushed off. There was a dog on stage. I guess the audience was expendable as they did not say a thing. 5 minutes later the band picked up in the middle of the song and finished.

  2. I feel your frustration, Mr. Pope

  3. Could’ve been to say something would put people in greater harm?

  4. Jay King says:

    the days of slipping out ona friday/sat night n see a show for under 5 bucks.are long gone. i would love to see dead $& co. but they cant come to canada, like a lotta deadheads cant cross the line into the usa, or have chosen not to travel to a growing fascist state. regardless. we are in an era of fear and loathing. i always viewed dead shows as a free zone. then, in ther 80s you werent just hangin with outlaws, you were hangin with criminals. theres a difference. outlaws are honest, hard workin, decent folks that live outside the law. criminals key your car, graffiti your stuff, are threateniing and attempt to get by on intimidation. i miss that feeling of wandering around meeting folks, women, gettin high and just enjoying the show. gone are the days when the odds fell down,

  5. trump needs to be stopped by any means possible

    he is A RUSSIAN SYMPATHIZER

    GET THE NOOSE READY!!!

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