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On-line campaign targets concert violence

Siaosi Siaosi
David Langfelder David Langfelder

By Brooks Baehr - bio | email

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Musicians, disc jockeys, and concert goers have started an on-line campaign hoping to end violence at local concerts. Their effort is in response to a brawl after a concert last week at a venue called The Waterfront at Aloha Tower.

Music lover David Langfelder, who was at the concert and was appalled by the brawl, has started a Facebook group called "Stop the Violence at Concerts." In just three days almost 500 people signed up as group members.

Facebook members can view the group page at the following address.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/142665189153749/

People in the entertainment business have posted a video on YouTube urging people to enjoy concerts ... not fight. You can watch the video by clicking on the link below.

http://youtu.be/yfIV0QHKL68

Contemporary Hawaiian reggae musician Siaosi appears in the video.

"Just come out and have a good time. And that's basically what we're trying to do, and just try to make it aware that we are not going to stand for any violence," Siaosi told Hawaii News Now.

Siaosi will be one of the feature performers at a concert at The Waterfront at Aloha Tower next week.

The Waterfront has refused to answer our questions about security for that event, but police say they plan to discuss the matter with management soon.

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