Monday, March 12, 2012

I Went to a Concert, and a Hockey Game Broke Out

Last Thursday, someone punched a 67-year-old man in the face while listening to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra play Brahms.

It didn't really rise to the level of a riot, but a lot of concerts have. Josh Kurp picked his top five music riots on Encore Magazine's website. So did Laura Mann of the Dallas Observer.

Both mention Altamont and the Who's 1979 concert in Cincinnati, as well as the 1913 Rite of Spring premiere. But Mann picks as her top choice something we don't hear much about: a 1949 concert by Paul Robeson show in Peekskill, NY that was undermined by the KKK.