Northside Long Beach's own Vince Staples’ Limbo Beach Carnival was canceled due to “concerns raised regarding capacity.”
Why it matters:
The cancellation of Staples’ event comes in the wake of the deadly Astroworld Festival, were ten people, including a nine-year-old boy, died and 5,000 concert-goers suffered injuries after a crowd surge and stampede.
The event was to celebrate the upcoming release of Staple’s new comic book “Limbo Beach.”
El Dorado Park’s Willow Grove was set to be the carnival site, but organizers will search for a larger venue due to high demand.
What they’re saying:
In their statement, Z2 Comics wrote, “we have made the difficult decision to postpone the event—originally planned for this Thursday, 5/12, at El Dorado Park in Long Beach—to the summer to allow more people to attend and make the celebration even more special.”