Drake and Hanson Disappoint Thousands of Fans at Seaport

By Linda DiMyan
|  Wednesday, Jun 16, 2010  |  Updated 7:53 AM EDT
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Mob Scene as Drake and Hanson Concert at South St. Seaport Canceled

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@hansonbrasil tweeted this pic of the action unfolding at the South Street Seaport before the free Drake/Hanson concert got canceled, much to the disappointment of the fans.

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Drake is famous for the song "The Best I Ever Had," but this certainly wasn't anywhere near that.

The Toronto-born hip-hopper along with boy band Hanson & DJ Ninjasonik, were scheduled to perform a free concert at the South Street Seaport Tuesday evening. But when  thousands of people showed up at the "Feels Like Paper" event  things got rowdy and chaotic, causing officials to cancel the show.

The show was off to a late start, so fans began to throw chairs and get disorderly, witnesses told NBCNewYork.

Pictures show tens of thousands of fans packed like sardines at Pier 17, where ambulance and fire trucks were parked ready for disaster.

The concert would have been the first of a series sponsored by Paper Magazine, The Seaport, and Ray-Ban. Drake fans were there to celebrate the release of his "Thank Me Later" album.

A spokesperson for the Seaport later released a statement saying:

“While  the South Street Seaport and Paper Magazine were looking forward to a great kick-off concert for the summer season,  our primary concern is always the safety of our guests.  Unfortunately, by the announced showtime, both the Seaport management and NYPD estimated that the on-site crowd had greatly exceeded this safe capacity, was still rising, and the show could no longer be presented in a safe atmosphere.  By 7:00PM, a decision was made in consultation with the police to cancel the event in order to foster the safe dispersal of the over-capacity crowd. “

Sounds like "the worst."

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