Fans Say Bar Fight Was Caused By A No Profanity Rule 07/15/13
July 15, 2013
Midland - A free-for-all bar fight late Saturday night sends three to the hospital and three others to jail. The fight broke out just before midnight where officials say many began fighting and even struck an officer on the head with a beer bottle.
“My friend like picked up a table and was trying to protect us because we were just like scared,” said Juicy J Fan Shayla Corrales.
Corrales says she has been to shows at the Cabana Bar and Grill before and has never seen anything like this before.
“We were just like afraid to go to our cars, so many people were bloody, I don’t know if it was from them throwing the beer bottles or whatever, I don’t really know what happened,” said Corrales.
Sheriff Gary Painter told us that the fight was gang related and got out of control. "It was a large bar fight, people were throwing bottles. They were fighting with fists, whatever they could get their hands on."
However Corrales along with a performer that night said the outrage all began when cops started making bands get off the stage for using profanity.
“No one was informed of this until the last second when we were actually getting onto the stage then they tell us to not use any profanity, so they kept cutting everyones performance and each time they did they got madder,” said performer Quentin “Tippy Mac” Simpson.
When fans were being escorted out of the club, that’s when headliner Juicy J arrived to perform. Later that night he responded to the action through Instagram. “Hey Midland Texas, I’m here but I see that the police shut the place down, I wanted to party.”
Simpson says he has performed at this bar many times before and have never been given restriction, however this time there was, and one that they made sure to enforce due to the crowd.
“They said there were minors in the crowd which no one knew that either, no one knew this was an all ages event,” said Simpson.
“Any concert you go to there’s going to be cussing so they should have just let 18 and up go, not minors,” Said Corrales.
Sheriff department official’s say that they are still waiting on witnesses to come forward and testify what they saw happen. If they have witnesses they will be able to determine if this was gang related or not.