Rowdy Weekend In Buffalo | News
Buffalo, NY - It's the first weekend since Memorial Day, and one that's full of different outdoor activities here in the Queen City. These scheduled activities helped in bringing more people here, and unfortunately some rowdy behavior as well.
Friday night Coca-Cola Field was the site of radio station WYRK's Taste of Country concert featuring Country singer Eric Church. Thousands of fans waited in the rain to see the show that was eventually canceled due to high winds. Things then got out hand as some fans began throwing chairs and bottles on to the stage.
Church immediately issued this apology to his fans saying, "Hey everybody this is Eric Church. I just want to say that I'm very bummed the show got cancelled tonight. I've learned in doing this some things are out of your hand. This is one of those things. So I owe Buffalo one. I intend to make good on that."
Saturday a totally different crowd was at the stadium for the Kiss the Summer Hello Concert. Thousands of teens and young adults were inside under sunny skies to enjoy the music of a half dozen singers, and entertainers. 2 On Your Side asked Amy Short of Buffalo if she was concerned about her child's safety at the stadium.
"I would still take her. I would just make sure she's not in harm's way. If something happened then we would leave," said Short.
Just a few blocks away at the annual Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, violence erupted near Court Street as several teams were busy playing. Buffalo Police rushed in to break up a fight causing a group of spectators run from the scene. The department's spokesman told 2 On Your Side, eight people were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct in connection to two fights during the afternoon.
There were no injuries during the disturbances, and more charges are pending. Extra officers have been added to patrol the event.