Eighteen Cal Poly students arrested at concert

April 1, 2016

Cal Poly LargePolice arrested 18 Cal Poly students on misdemeanor alcohol charges at an on-campus concert Wednesday night. [KSBY]

A DJ duo called The Chainsmokers performed at a student-only concert at the Cal Poly Recreation Center. A crowd of nearly 1,500 people attended.

Police did not disclose the specific alcohol related violations that occurred at the concert. Alcohol is not allowed Cal Poly Associated Students events.

There were also reports of non-students trying to sneak into the concert. Two non-students were removed from the show.

University police say that aside from the arrests the event went very smoothly.



  1. jimmy_me says:

    Wow. A lot wrong with this. What about drunk students at the downtown bars? That would be bad for business if they were cited. What about all the events on campus where alcohol is OK or served? What a bunch of hypocrites.

  2. r0y says:

    Break out the jackboots, time to practice our control techniques!

    So glad the cops know what is important. I suppose when no one questions stupidity, don’t be surprised when stupid orders become the rule of the land…

  3. achillesheal says:

    Smoke pot next time kiddies, and if they try to bust you pull out your prescription card that can be obtained anywhere.

  4. Ted Slanders says:


    Okay, okay!

    “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” (Philippians 4:8)

    A true Christian “thinks” about real music that is described and relative to the passage above, and that does not include canned DJ tripe music with the special effects.


    • obispan says:

      Sez who? The verse quoted is open to interpretation. I believe The Chainsmokers to be true, honorable, just, pure, lovely, commendable, excellent, and worthy of praise.

      • Ted Slanders says:


        If it wasn’t for interpretation, Christianity wouldn’t exist with all of it’s different divisions of the faith! Furthermore, the Chainsmokers are hardly Christian like with a duo playing ungodly canned music, and if we propose that we’re a Christian Nation, then real live music should be played as described below.

        “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with gladness in your hearts to the Lord.” (Col. 3:16)

  5. Kaiser Bill says:

    Waste of time, money, and police resources.

    I am sure am glad the police arrested 18 drunk in publics and let a drug dealer flee on foot yesterday!

  6. achillesheal says:

    What’s really shocking is that a duo called “The Chainsmokers” was allowed anywhere near a college campus.

  7. isoslo says:

    Students drinking at a musical event, tell me it isn’t so!

  8. Ted Slanders says:

    “University police say that aside from the arrests the event went very smoothly.”

    As if the arrests weren’t enough to make this concert a Debbie Downer event? Furthermore, how can anyone call this event running smooth, barring being memorable, when the entertainment is from two DJ’s with canned music instead of a great live band?

    Conditions like this prove the end is near.

    • shudacuda says:

      What, no appropriate scripture to quote?

      • achillesheal says:

        Jesus had no problem with alcohol. His first miracle was turning water into wine.

    • obispan says:

      I saw the Marshall Tucker Band at Mustang Stadium in the 80’s. The same people who bitch about college students today, while living next to campus, complained about the noise on a Saturday afternoon and daytime outdoor concerts were banned at Cal Poly after nighttime concerts were banned following noise complaints about a great English Beat show in the UU Plaza that I also had the pleasure of attending. A couple of lame DJ’s indoors is all you’re going to get these days. Contained on campus, no community involvement. Imagine if Cal Poly was able to use their facilities to provide concerts like Vino Robles and make a nice chunk of change at the same time? No, because a bunch of old brats living NEXT TO CAL POLY and many having made THEIR LIVING AT CAL POLY decide they no longer like activity normal associated with a university.

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