Fans "Rave" At Boston Festival; Over 130 Arrested

Over 130 fans were arrested and more than 30 others were treated for injuries at the WBCN River Rave concert, an all-day festival featuring Godsmack, the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Filter, Everclear, Static-X, Cypress Hill, and Stone Temple Pilots, held in Foxboro, Massachusetts on Saturday.

According "The Boston Herald," 56 people were arrested outside Foxboro Stadium, mostly on minor drug possession and alcohol-related offenses, while an additional 75 concertgoers were taken into custody inside the venue.

The majority of those 70-plus fans were arrested for trespassing when a group of several hundred ticket holders in the stands rushed the field-level barricades during the set from Boston-area faves Godsmack (see "Sheila Divine, Godsmack, Sweep Boston Music Awards").

Local police officials noted that the River Rave arrests were the most made at the Foxboro Stadium since 90 were arrested during a

show by legendary jamsters the Grateful Dead in the late '80s.

None of the injuries reported at the River Rave were considered life-threatening by authorities, with the most serious -- including several broken noses -- coming as a result of the mosh pit located near the front of the stage.

Organizers estimate that a crowd of 50,000 attended the sold-out weekend River Rave, and despite the various incidents, radio station WBCN is hoping to hold next year's concert at the same facility.

On Monday, the radio station issued an official statement apologizing for having hired an independent video production company that encouraged females to bare their breasts to cameramen who projected the resulting images on video screens next to the stage.