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Slipknot/Slayer show at Darien Lake draws 21 arrests or citations

The following people were arrested Wednesday by the Sheriff’s Department during the WEDG Slipknot/Slayer concert at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center.

David A. Staley, 49, of Shumway Street, Buffalo, is charged with disorderly conduct after allegedly engaging in a fight in the parking lot.

Steven J. Pavone, 27, of West Squire Drive, Rochester, is charged with disorderly conduct after allegedly engaging in a fight in the parking lot.

Richard W. Lee, 23, of North Park Drive, Rochester, is charged with trespass after allegedly climbing a light pole inside the concert venue.

Peter Z. Torok, 51, of Salmon Creek Road, Brockport, is charged with DWI and driving with more than .08 BAC after allegedly driving in the parking lot intoxicated.

The following people were charged with unlawful possession of marijuana:

Jacob C. Berg, 21, of West Morris Street, Bath
Leanne P. Maniscallo, 30, of Point Breeze Street, Angola
Timothy M. Schultz, 31, of Angola Place, Angola
Michael D. Pilger, 40, of Caleb Avenue, Syracuse
Douglas W. Teed II, 30, of Cronk Road, Montour Falls
Gregory M. Crites, 31, of Mitchell Place, Lackawana
Richard A. Bieger, 27, of Longnecker Street, Buffalo

The following people were issued citations for alleged consumtion/possession of alcohol under age 21.

David Z. Custard-Jarosz, 19, of Hopkins Street, South Buffalo (two citations)
Jacob M. Parisi, 19, of Westmar Drive, Rochester
Amanda M. Scheiber, 19, of River Road, Niagara Falls
Timothy M. Zambito, 19, of Ward Road, Sanborn
Chelsea E. Printup, 17, of Poodry Road, Alabama
Joseph M. Nappo, 20, of East Center Road, West Seneca
Ryan J. McMahon, 19, of Towers Blvd. Cheektowaga
John M. Tredd, 20, of Pine Ridge Road, Busti
Chanda L. Germain, 19, of Prospect Street, Portage, Pa.
Tara L. Castle, 19, of Chapin Street, Seneca Falls

Regarding the lower number of underage drinking citations, Deputy Chief Gordon Dibble said Slipknot and Slayer draw a slightly older crowd than say, Toby Keith.

"We still went out looking for violations, we just didn't find too many," Dibble said.

Dibble didn't have the exact attendance figures, but the projected attendance (which the Sheriff's Office uses to guage the size of its enforcement and traffic detail) was 6,500.

scott williams
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Deputy chief Gordon you are 100 percent wrong (I think LOL ) there is just as many young people watching slipknot and anthrax as Toby Kieth maybe it's because Goth and Metal heads act their age a little better than the bubble gum head wannabies at those (normal) concerts.

Jason Crater
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maybe it has something to do with the sold out crowd (22k) at Toby Keith compared to 6,500 at last night's show?

Mark Taggett
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Toby wasn't sold out, there was only 15k on Sunday. The crowd was much smaller last night though, but the median age was up there - far higher than Toby's crowd. Plus they are mellow pot smokers, not drunk red-necks lookin for a fight.

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ITT, we generalize concert-goers.

Billie Owens
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Speaking of generalizing concertgoers -- and admitting freely that I know next to nothing about Goth and, for the most part, heavy metal bands (except those prior to the "hair bands" of the '80s), I have to say I do not think of "mellow pot smokers" and Slipnot/Slayer/Anthrax, etc., as being simpatico.

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Generally speaking, someone smoking pot will be more mellow than someone who is drunk and may be looking for a fight. Down in the mosh pit of a concert like that it is anything but mellow for sure, but they get their aggressions out down there and typically leave it there. Don't drag it into the parking lot looking to punch someone out.

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Wow. Whole lot of broad brush painting going on here.

I'll say as a member of the crowd at several Darien Lake concerts this year that 1. I detected way less pot (the smell test) at the Slipknot show than I did at other concerts. and 2. The fans were energized and really into the music last night, moreso than at any concert I've seen this year. But they were far from unruly. It was an extremely well behaved crowd. I daresay the crowd at Slipknot at least as behaved as the much older crowd at Allman Bros last week. So much for stereotypes, eh?

Oh, and those aren't goth bands. It's speed metal for those looking for labels.

Michelle WIlliams
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I have to say I'm with Scott on this one (as long as we also talk about real goth/metal heads and not the poseurs in those groups either lol)

Billie Owens
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Well, I give up. I'll just say the Allman Brothers are my favorite band. I have a long list of bands and performers and music that I enjoy. But Allman Brothers circa Live at Fillmore East is a vibe I connect with on many levels.

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Problems would end if some local farmer could sell everyone a spliff at the gate. Get rid of the beer and end the problems. With every spliff comes a bag of Doritos, some dip and some Gatoraid...that concert would be the least aggressive that Darien Lake has ever seen. Plus it would support our local farmers.
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