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Hells Angels Security Friday, April 15, 2011 VideoThe Rolling Stones Tragic Concert
Their hope was that the festival would be as successful as Woodstock -- or even more successful. It was a stellar lineup that drew an enormous crowd.
Enter the Hells Angels. The Rolling Stones Source: mrebks. Unfortunately, the Altamont Music Festival will not go down in history as being as successful as the Rolling Stones had hoped.
This free music festival sadly claimed the lives of four people. Two died in a hit-and-run car accident, and another concert-goer drowned while under the influence of LSD.
But the most famous fatality, and one that directly resulted from the event's chaos, was that of Meredith Curly Hunter, Jr. Violence at Altamont.
Source thedailybeast. With so much chaos at Altamont, we may never know the finer details of the arrangements made between the Hells Angels and the organizers.
Hells Angels members would later claim that "security" was an overstatement, and they had merely been asked, in a vague way, to help out.
Photo by William L. The Rolling Stones once decided to hire Hells Angels to work as security for their free-entry Altamont concert.
Due to the concert being free the venue was flooded with people. What was even more bizarre is that the gang was not paid in money, but in beer.
The combination of drunk bikers walking around with clubs and frenzied fans turned out to be a pathway to disaster.
A couple of fights broke out and four people from the audience died. One was fatally stabbed by one of the Hells Angels.
It is speculated that they even attacked Mick Jagger, but this fact was never proven. Though Mick Jagger would resolutely blame the gang, something which would see him become the subject of various assassination attempts from the Hells Angers, really the blame lay squarely on the head of the organisers.
It was a tragic day that we hope is never repeated. Stage was like 3 feet off the ground people were right up against the stage show was moved there at the last minute.
People fucked up on bad dope people being there all day with huge gaps between each group especially the Stones who waited a long time before going on plus it was December and getting colder longer the day went.
Like Like. I was right up front. First off, there were no problems all day. The Club had been doing security for bands in the area for a while.
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The Hells Angels are, above all else these days, a brand, so their iconic clubhouse at 77 E. Third Street in New York City was an essential part of their marketing and identity.
Purchased in , the Clubhouse has been a controversial part of the neighborhood for years, with some residents regarding the Angels as a colorful part of the authentic New York experience and others despising the bikers for the way they illegally hogged parking spots and intimidated anyone who complained.
The authorities also put a lot of energy into trying to shut down the Clubhouse None of those strategies worked, but the Club's sudden departure in after 50 years of tough resistance is symbolic of their decline.
How the Hells Angels became an international criminal organization is a real chicken-and-egg question. While there's no doubt that the club's activities were pretty sketchy from the very beginning, in the early years, this was mainly small-time stuff pursued by individual members.
The structure of the Hells Angels is a confederacy of individual chapters — they're all under the umbrella of the Hells Angels, but they're independent, at least in theory, so even if one chapter was engaged in criminal activity, it couldn't be blamed on the entire organization.
But in , several Angels were accused of a gang rape in California. Lynch, who launched a six-month investigation into the Angels.
As writer Arthur Veno notes, the report he released, eventually known as the Lynch Report, was instrumental in changing the public's perception of the Angels from rough-but-noble outsiders to ominous criminals, despite the fact that many journalists most notably Hunter S.
Thompson, who spent a year following the Angels around challenged the report's accuracy. The characterization stuck, and after , the Angels found it harder and harder to shake their image as thugs and criminals.
Today, Hunter S. Thompson is a legendary writer , but in , he was a little-known journalist looking for something to springboard him into success.
After the Lynch Report made the club controversial, Thompson pitched a story on them to one of his editors.