According to The Batavian, more than a dozen people were arrested at last Sunday’s (July 14) Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival stop at the Darien Lake Performing Arts Center in Darien Center, New York. In addition, 14 concert attendees were charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and eight others were issued citations for possession of alcohol with intent to consume under 21.
Among the arestees were a 42-year-old North Olmsted, Ohio man who was charged with trespass after allegedly reentering the concert venue after being ejected and told not to return; a 30-year-old Avon, New York male who was charged with disorderly conduct after allegedly fighting with concert security inside the venue; a 36-year-old Olean, New York man who was charged with forcible touching after allegedly grabbing the buttocks of a 17-year-old girl; and a 16-year-old Gowanda, York man, who charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and possession of another’s license after allegedly being found in possession of another person’s NYS driver’s license and marijuana.
In addition to ROB ZOMBIE, the main stage on this year’s Mayhemfestival features FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, MASTODON and AMON AMARTH.
“Metal’s a hard genre because it always has a smaller pool of headliners,”Mayhem organizer Kevin Lyman told The Morning Call about this year’s bill. “And they kind of package with each other and do different things.”
He added: “We really focused on the second stages and the undercard, trying to deliver the best second stages we can. It’s always great to close with ROB ZOMBIE. He’s always a great entertainer. And FIVE FINGER, we think we put together the best available package.”