Thousands of performers played at The World #Famous Palomino Club. None, however, created the chaos that ensued during the Red Hot Chili Peppers performance. The band had only been created five years earlier and quickly became an instant local sensation, packing out clubs around the Los Angeles area.
During the fateful event, thousands of people lined up outside #The Palomino Club, attempting to get a seat in the a venue that only had the capacity of 264 people.
Over 27 police cars from several precincts were called to disperse the crowd. There was police all over the place and traffic had to be stopped in order to regain order and control around the area.
According to Billy Thomas who was interviewed by the Los Angelas Times, “There was just too many people,” said Bill Thomas, owner of the Palomino. “It was a bunch of maniacs getting into a frenzy. They were stopping traffic out there. They were coming through the windows in here.”
Later the Chili Peppers and The Palomino was featured in the documentary series “Behind the Music”.