Black Eyed Peas Gig Cut Short by Police
Author: Nikki Pierce
published: 2007-12-12 16:58:55
Neighbors of the new Hard Rock hotel in San Diego are left with a bad taste in their mouths after a dose of black eyed peas.
The Black Eyed Peas' San Diego concert was shut down by police last night after the band broke the noise limit, Music-News.com reported. The group, who had been performing at an outdoor concert to mark the opening of a new Hard Rock Hotel in the city, were told by officers they would have to finish early after locals complained about the noise levels.
Fergie told the crowd of 1,200 they were being forced to finish the show before dedicating the band's famous hit “Where Is The Love?” to the law enforcers. That’s almost punk rock, if you ask me. Almost.
A representative for the hotel said, “Fergie said they would close the show with ‘Where Is the Love?’ She said it was for our friends—the police—in the lobby.”
Before leaving, the Black Eyed Peas, which includes apl.de.ap, Fergie, will.i.am and Taboo, officially opened a suite at the hotel. Proceeds from the suite will be donated to the band's charity, the Peapod Foundation. See? Black eyed peas aren’t so bad, San Diego!