The "Wet Electric" dance party is expected to draw thousands of young people to Huntington State Beach, Calif. on Sept. 14.
However, Huntington Beach officials are suing to shut down the party before it starts, even though the party planners have a permit (video below).
“The planning commission didn’t hear it, the city council didn’t hear about it, our fire department didn’t hear about it, the police didn’t hear about it, no one heard about it. They just decided to do it,” Huntington Beach city council member Joe Shaw told CBS Los Angeles.
'Wet Electric' organizer Steve Thacher has rejected comparisons to the U.S. Open of Surfing riots.
“The event has been painted differently than it actually is. We have 25 state police officers. We have 90 security guards. This is far more than what’s ever required for an event twice this size. I think the U.S. Open had 24 police officers on duty,” said Thacher.
Source: CBS Los Angeles