Things did not go well on the Firefest 2014, a two-day hardcore and metal festival, in Lakewood, Ohio. Four people were stabbed and 23 people were arrested in connection with a fight that took place on the second night (April 19th) outside The Foundry concert hall where the fest was being held, according to reports. Ringworm were supposed to play but they announced on their Facebook page that the show was cancelled.

Unearth featuring Matt DeVries, Winds Of Plague and Oceano were also part of the Firefest 2014 line-up.

Police responded to reports of shots being fired around 7:15 p.m. Witnesses also reported seeing a gang of men walking down the street, some holding machetes and other weapons. Another witness said as many as 50 people were involved in the fight. You can watch a video report of the incident at this location.

One witness told 19 Action News that she saw at least three men wearing hoodies and covered in tattoos who looked like they were there to cause trouble. "They slammed into my car because they were fighting. There's blood all over my car and dents. I just ran. There were guys everywhere fighting. I heard four gunshots," said the 16-year-old witness.

Three victims were transported to MetroHealth Medical Center and one to Fairview and another to Lakewood Hospital. A nurse from Fairview Hospital told 19 Action News that the victims came in with machete and stab wounds some even on their face. None of the injuries are considered life-threatening.

It is not clear at the moment why the fight erupted but an online posting from The Foundry's general manager Mark Witherspoon says the incident was linked to "beef" between two "crews" one from Boston, Friends Stand United (FSU) and the other Swing On Sight Family (SOSF), out of Youngstown, Ohio, and he claims that this was not related to the collective Cleveland music scene.





Source: 19actionnews.com
 
Posted: 21.04.2014 by Bad English



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deadone - 21.04.2014 at 15:17  
How pathetic!
MetalDoomMaster - 21.04.2014 at 22:09  
Fucking Straight Edge retards
Karlabos - 21.04.2014 at 22:27  
"Fire" fest indeed
mz - 21.04.2014 at 23:39  
This month is shaping brilliantly for metal music but also tones of pathetic stupidities happening.
LeChron James - 22.04.2014 at 06:09  
Gaddamn! That kinda shit is usually reserved for rap concerts hahaha
Cynic Metalhead - 22.04.2014 at 06:42  
Exactly what James thought.

East coast v/s west coast gangsta' rap fuckin' freestyle battle and then hell breaks loose.
J. N. - 22.04.2014 at 18:19  
Written by MetalDoomMaster on 21.04.2014 at 22:09
Fucking Straight Edge retards

Where do they mention "straight edge" in this?
MetalDoomMaster - 22.04.2014 at 19:31  
Written by J. N. on 22.04.2014 at 18:19

Written by MetalDoomMaster on 21.04.2014 at 22:09
Fucking Straight Edge retards

Where do they mention "straight edge" in this?

Most of those "crews" are Straight Edge. Bunch of idiots
J. N. - 22.04.2014 at 19:42  
Written by MetalDoomMaster on 22.04.2014 at 19:31
Most of those "crews" are Straight Edge. Bunch of idiots

Noticed the gang names now and quick checked them. Well, this makes me embarressed of being one.
MetalDoomMaster - 22.04.2014 at 19:50  
Written by J. N. on 22.04.2014 at 19:42

Noticed the gang names now and quick checked them. Well, this makes me embarressed of being one.

Well it might be different in Sweden. Here, they act just like a criminal gang but think they are doing it for the common good, it's so dumb, they do this shit all the time.
J. N. - 22.04.2014 at 19:54  
Written by MetalDoomMaster on 22.04.2014 at 19:50
Well it might be different in Sweden. Here, they act just like a criminal gang but think they are doing it for the common good, it's so dumb, they do this shit all the time.

Wow, that's dumb as shit.
Mr. Doctor - 22.04.2014 at 20:45  
Written by J. N. on 22.04.2014 at 19:42
Well, this makes me embarressed of being one.

...And to think I loved you. D: We watched movies together dammit. I feel so used.
Gothmog_Motsham - 23.04.2014 at 00:10  
Just look at that line up for god's sake, Some hyperactive kids who want to be cool and end up hurting each other and hurting the already not so good reputation of metal music. Being arrested is the least they deserve.

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