Quantcast
4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs

Mayhem at Every Show

"He looked like a Tijuana skinhead," says Allen Camp, the soundman who worked June 18's all-day show at Heartland Masonic Lodge in El Cajon. Camp describes the primary assailant who led the charge to beat a patron. "There were three or four guys who jumped a guy, punched him, knocked him down, and started kicking him."

Camp estimates 300 people paid $12 to see U.S. Bombs, the Ignorant, Orange, Born to Lose, Media Blitz, Tim Raldo and the Filthy Fucks, Dreaded Solution, and the Jakked Rabbits. The beating occurred shortly after 9 p.m., when the last band, U.S. Bombs, was onstage.

"The U.S. Bombs weren't being cooperative at all," says Camp. "We told them to quit playing, that we had to get the crowd out of the building, but they wouldn't quit.... [Security was] nowhere to be found. We had to become the security."

Promoter Willie Carter says he'd hired security until 9 p.m., when the show was supposed to end. Though Carter has presented about 15 shows at Heartland Masonic Lodge, he won't host any more of what he calls "gutter punk" bands in San Diego.

"[At the Masonic Lodge,] someone smashed the mirror in the girls' bathroom and one of those porcelain china dolls in the lobby.... It's just way too much of a liability. I'll still do shows, just not any underground punk.... There is mayhem at every show. And it's not that bad in other cities. People in San Diego just don't get it. I heard rumors that some bands skip San Diego entirely."

Other punk shows put on by Carter have included one at Brengle Terrace Park in Vista ("The cops came with mace" after reports of vandalism) and at the now-closed Hindquarter restaurant.

"The owner [of the Hindquarter] said to me, 'No more punk shows.' Then, the next promoter came in and the same thing happened to him. The bathrooms were destroyed again; there were more holes in the wall."

About the victim of the recent attack, Carter says he was helped by his friends. "It looked like part of his head was split open. Police were called to the scene, but no arrests were made."

Here's something you might be interested in.
Submit a free classified
or view all

Previous article

Is Midway the new Soccer City?

Fresh chapter unfolds in San Diego's well-lobbied Sports Arena muddle
Next Article

Is Midway the new Soccer City?

Fresh chapter unfolds in San Diego's well-lobbied Sports Arena muddle

"He looked like a Tijuana skinhead," says Allen Camp, the soundman who worked June 18's all-day show at Heartland Masonic Lodge in El Cajon. Camp describes the primary assailant who led the charge to beat a patron. "There were three or four guys who jumped a guy, punched him, knocked him down, and started kicking him."

Camp estimates 300 people paid $12 to see U.S. Bombs, the Ignorant, Orange, Born to Lose, Media Blitz, Tim Raldo and the Filthy Fucks, Dreaded Solution, and the Jakked Rabbits. The beating occurred shortly after 9 p.m., when the last band, U.S. Bombs, was onstage.

"The U.S. Bombs weren't being cooperative at all," says Camp. "We told them to quit playing, that we had to get the crowd out of the building, but they wouldn't quit.... [Security was] nowhere to be found. We had to become the security."

Promoter Willie Carter says he'd hired security until 9 p.m., when the show was supposed to end. Though Carter has presented about 15 shows at Heartland Masonic Lodge, he won't host any more of what he calls "gutter punk" bands in San Diego.

"[At the Masonic Lodge,] someone smashed the mirror in the girls' bathroom and one of those porcelain china dolls in the lobby.... It's just way too much of a liability. I'll still do shows, just not any underground punk.... There is mayhem at every show. And it's not that bad in other cities. People in San Diego just don't get it. I heard rumors that some bands skip San Diego entirely."

Other punk shows put on by Carter have included one at Brengle Terrace Park in Vista ("The cops came with mace" after reports of vandalism) and at the now-closed Hindquarter restaurant.

"The owner [of the Hindquarter] said to me, 'No more punk shows.' Then, the next promoter came in and the same thing happened to him. The bathrooms were destroyed again; there were more holes in the wall."

About the victim of the recent attack, Carter says he was helped by his friends. "It looked like part of his head was split open. Police were called to the scene, but no arrests were made."

Sponsored
Here's something you might be interested in.
Submit a free classified
or view all
Previous article

Praga: Italian at a Czech restaurant in Mexico

Not many pedestrians. No mariachis. And definitely no striped zebra-donkeys.
Next Article

The unsinkable Linda Broyles

“I mean, when they said I couldn’t go home, I could see Coronado!”
Comments
0

Be the first to leave a comment.

Sign in to comment

Sign in

Art Reviews — W.S. Di Piero's eye on exhibits Ask a Hipster — Advice you didn't know you needed Best Buys — San Diego shopping Big Screen — Movie commentary Blurt — Music's inside track Booze News — San Diego spirits City Lights — News and politics Classical Music — Immortal beauty Classifieds — Free and easy Cover Stories — Front-page features Excerpts — Literary and spiritual excerpts Famous Former Neighbors — Next-door celebs Feast! — Food & drink reviews Feature Stories — Local news & stories From the Archives — Spotlight on the past Golden Dreams — Talk of the town Here's the Deal — Chad Deal's watering holes Just Announced — The scoop on shows Letters — Our inbox [email protected] — Local movie buffs share favorites Movie Reviews — Our critics' picks and pans Musician Interviews — Up close with local artists Neighborhood News from Stringers — Hyperlocal news News Ticker — News & politics Obermeyer — San Diego politics illustrated Of Note — Concert picks Out & About — What's Happening Overheard in San Diego — Eavesdropping illustrated Poetry — The old and the new Pour Over — Grab a cup Reader Travel — Travel section built by travelers Reading — The hunt for intellectuals Roam-O-Rama — SoCal's best hiking/biking trails San Diego Beer News — Inside San Diego suds SD on the QT — Almost factual news Set 'em Up Joe — Bartenders' drink recipes Sheep and Goats — Places of worship Special Issues — The best of Sports — Athletics without gush Street Style — San Diego streets have style Suit Up — Fashion tips for dudes Theater Reviews — Local productions Theater antireviews — Narrow your search Tin Fork — Silver spoon alternative Under the Radar — Matt Potter's undercover work Unforgettable — Long-ago San Diego Unreal Estate — San Diego's priciest pads Waterfront — All things ocean Your Week — Daily event picks
4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs
Close