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Fight Breaks Out at Boston Pops Opening Night Concert (no charges filed!!!)
foxnews.com ^

Posted on 05/10/2007 7:06:08 AM PDT by SteveMcKing

BOSTON — Concert-goers, and even Boston Pops conductor Keith Lockhart, were caught off-guard when a fight broke out on opening night at usually sedate Symphony Hall.

Television video of the fight Wednesday night showed two men struggling in the balcony — one with his shirt pulled off — as several people stood around them.

Lockhart briefly halted the performance, which featured singer-songwriter Ben Folds, while the men were escorted out.

Boston police spokesman David Estrada said police officers on security detail at the hall escorted the men off the property, and no charges were filed... A Boston Symphony spokeswoman did not immediately return a call for comment.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: boston; bostonpops; corruption
What about assault and battery -- or disturbing the peace?

I guess arrests are only for little people... bar brawls and domestic disputes. When VIPs are involved, nothing happens.

1 posted on 05/10/2007 7:06:12 AM PDT by SteveMcKing
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To: SteveMcKing
which featured singer-songwriter Ben Folds

Must have been the Battle Of Who Could Care Less. :)
2 posted on 05/10/2007 7:08:01 AM PDT by P-40 (Al Qaeda was working in Iraq. They were just undocumented.)
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To: SteveMcKing
Keith Lockhart should have thought on his feet and segued into the theme from Rocky.
3 posted on 05/10/2007 7:08:07 AM PDT by AU72
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To: SteveMcKing
Alcohol?
4 posted on 05/10/2007 7:08:41 AM PDT by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: SteveMcKing

If this kind of stuff is happening at a Boston Pops concert of all places, you can bet your bottom dollar that it’s going to be a long hot summer.


5 posted on 05/10/2007 7:08:56 AM PDT by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: SteveMcKing

Looks like the impressionists and the atonalists are at it again.


6 posted on 05/10/2007 7:10:04 AM PDT by Maceman (Scratch a progressive, find a misanthrope.)
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To: SteveMcKing

A Haavard grad and an MIT grad quarrelling over whether Chaahdonnay or Sauvignon Blanc goes better with the Brie?


7 posted on 05/10/2007 7:10:13 AM PDT by CholeraJoe
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To: SteveMcKing

Maybe the guy got the sh*t beat out of him for snoring and waking the other patrons.


8 posted on 05/10/2007 7:11:32 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (I have a big carbon footprint and I'm not afraid to use it.)
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To: SteveMcKing

Well, OK. Music tames < most > wild beasts...


9 posted on 05/10/2007 7:11:35 AM PDT by Hegemony Cricket (Tradition is merely a group effort to prevent the unexpected)
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To: SteveMcKing; Borges
Related photo:


10 posted on 05/10/2007 7:11:50 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: SteveMcKing

All the circumstantial evidence points to a homo-cat-fight, IMHO.


11 posted on 05/10/2007 7:12:19 AM PDT by Antoninus (P!ss off an environmentalist wacko . . . have more kids.)
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To: P-40

Fighting for the exits?


12 posted on 05/10/2007 7:13:01 AM PDT by Hatteras (I'm a sweetheart, genius, a reckless jerk. Lord have mercy, I'm a piece of work...)
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To: P-40
For that quip:

You're my hero, I confess...

13 posted on 05/10/2007 7:19:14 AM PDT by akorahil (Thank You and God bless all Veterans. Truly, the real heroes.)
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To: SteveMcKing

Being forced to listen to any piece by Philip Glass makes me want to belt someone, LOL!


14 posted on 05/10/2007 7:21:11 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: SteveMcKing

I’ve heard of ‘cat fights’...and ‘food fights...but an OPERA FIGHT?

Good lord, what next? Dogs and Cats Living Together?


15 posted on 05/10/2007 7:22:42 AM PDT by Badeye (If you can't take a response, don't post in an open forum is my advice.)
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To: SteveMcKing
"Lockhart briefly halted the performance, which featured singer-songwriter Ben Folds, while the men were escorted out. "

...With order restored, the remaining BPO concert goers managed to salvage some enjoyment from a wonderful evening of fine entertainment...


16 posted on 05/10/2007 7:25:19 AM PDT by Hatteras (I'm a sweetheart, genius, a reckless jerk. Lord have mercy, I'm a piece of work...)
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To: akorahil
hahaha!

I wondered if anyone would get that. :)
17 posted on 05/10/2007 7:27:14 AM PDT by P-40 (Al Qaeda was working in Iraq. They were just undocumented.)
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To: P-40

Hey, I got it too! I thought it was a touche’ statement.


18 posted on 05/10/2007 7:31:08 AM PDT by geezerwheezer (get up boys, we're burnin' daylight!!!)
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To: SteveMcKing

Boston Pops staged a fight and a Concert broke out.


19 posted on 05/10/2007 7:31:34 AM PDT by AU72
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To: SteveMcKing

Those mosh pits at Boston Pops concerts can get quite out of hand sometimes.


20 posted on 05/10/2007 7:34:44 AM PDT by dfwgator (The University of Florida - Still Championship U)
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To: P-40

Seeing as how that is the first thing I thought of posting as well...I thought I’d help that little pun along.


21 posted on 05/10/2007 7:38:21 AM PDT by akorahil (Thank You and God bless all Veterans. Truly, the real heroes.)
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To: CholeraJoe

> A Haavard grad and an MIT grad quarrelling over whether Chaahdonnay or Sauvignon Blanc goes better with the Brie?

Take a look at that pic...it’s not exactly the wine and brie crowd.


22 posted on 05/10/2007 7:42:57 AM PDT by cloud8
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To: CholeraJoe

..or possibly just a lovers’ spat.


24 posted on 05/10/2007 7:48:25 AM PDT by Gorzaloon (Global Warming: A New Kind Of Scientology for the Rest Of Us.)
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To: cloud8
>Take a look at that pic...it’s not exactly the wine and brie crowd

No, someone told them
it was wet tee shirt night and
when they learned the truth . . .

25 posted on 05/10/2007 7:52:33 AM PDT by theFIRMbss
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To: onedoug; stylecouncilor

ping


26 posted on 05/10/2007 8:21:12 AM PDT by windcliff
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To: SteveMcKing
They don't call it Tanglewood for nothing!
27 posted on 05/10/2007 8:31:45 AM PDT by blues_guitarist ( . . . As in the days of Noah!)
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To: SteveMcKing
Lockhart briefly halted the performance, which featured singer-songwriter Ben Folds

This was a different crowd then the one who usually attends.
28 posted on 05/10/2007 8:51:58 AM PDT by Borges
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To: SteveMcKing

Mosh Pit!?!


29 posted on 05/10/2007 9:36:11 AM PDT by csvset
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To: Borges

Oh. I thought perhaps it was two opera queens having a catfight over the memory of Maria Callas.


30 posted on 05/10/2007 9:37:41 AM PDT by livius
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To: Borges
This was a different crowd then the one who usually attends.

You know, when I saw the headline I clicked on the thread thinking "This one has a simple explanation". So far I haven't gotten it. Part of my problem, I guess, is I have no idea who or what "Ben Folds" is. Your reply seems to be getting warm. Care to elaborate?

31 posted on 05/10/2007 9:51:29 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: rogue yam


He's a fairly talented piano playing singer-songwriter. It's just more 'pops' then usual.
32 posted on 05/10/2007 9:54:06 AM PDT by Borges
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To: SteveMcKing
From the AP story:

The fight started after one of the men tapped the other on the shoulder with a program to complain about noise, police said.

Why wasn't the noisemaker hauled off in chains?

33 posted on 05/10/2007 11:02:59 AM PDT by SmithL (si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: SteveMcKing
"...two men did some rockin' and rollin' in the balcony as the orchestra performed a medley from the movie "Gigi.""


34 posted on 05/10/2007 11:10:00 AM PDT by weegee (Libs want us to learn to live with terrorism, but if a gun is used they want to rewrite the Const.)
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To: AU72

Boston Pops has hockey now?


35 posted on 05/10/2007 11:11:16 AM PDT by weegee (Libs want us to learn to live with terrorism, but if a gun is used they want to rewrite the Const.)
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To: SteveMcKing
When VIPs are involved, nothing happens.

VIP's don's sit in the balcony.

36 posted on 05/10/2007 11:11:54 AM PDT by Labyrinthos
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To: CholeraJoe

"Must've been a YALE man!!!"

37 posted on 05/10/2007 11:16:28 AM PDT by weegee (Libs want us to learn to live with terrorism, but if a gun is used they want to rewrite the Const.)
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38 posted on 05/10/2007 2:22:32 PM PDT by weegee (Libs want us to learn to live with terrorism, but if a gun is used they want to rewrite the Const.)
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