Lil WeezyAna Fest ends with 'stampede', injuries and looting

Panic at the UNO Lakefront Arena

Don Ames
September 08, 2019 - 12:26 pm

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According to The Times-Picayune/New Orleans Advocate, several people were injured at Lil Wayne's Lil WeezyAna Fest Saturday night when a possible fight or false reports of gunshots sent the crowd running.

Many in the crowd of some 15,000 fans took off running, destroying a medical tent, concession stands and sections of fencing.

Some of the people who sought cover in concession stands reportedly stole from register's tip jars and worker's personal property while they were there.

Attendees were also said to have looted the remaining drinks after staffers abandoned concession stand nearest the stages.

The performances, however, continued.

This was the first Lil WeezyAna Fest held at the grounds behind the UNO Lakefront Arena. The last four years were held at Champions Square.

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