Following the cancelation of Sunday's entire Governors Ball lineup (headlined by Kanye West), it’s understandable people would be excited to see Kanye perform a makeup show in New York City -- even one scheduled for 2 a.m. But the unruly scene that took place outside of Manhattan's Webster Hall during the early hours of Monday, June 6 was an unfortunate reflection of a mostly young fan base thirsty to touch the hem of Yeezus' garment at any cost.
Even before the around-the-block line devolved into a near riot situation, the crowd was functioning at troubling levels of carelessness. Every time the doors of Webster Hall opened to allow 20-or-so people entrance into the venue, the glut of fans waiting behind those allowed entrance immediately bum rushed forward with no regard for the safety of others. This happened at least six times. Every time the crowd blasted forward like an army regiment making a last-ditch effort at conquering an enemy stronghold, several people could be heard fruitlessly shouting warnings that someone would get injured or killed if the crowd didn't ease up.