July 20, 2008
California Drum Circle Ends in Stabbing
Police officials say the future of a traditional La Jolla, Calif., beachside drum circle celebration is in doubt after a stabbing and melee this weekend.
The full-moon event drew nearly 1,000 people Friday night to Black's Beach in La Jolla. A man walking down the beach about 2:30 a.m. Saturday was attacked and stabbed. The victim is expected to survive, but the celebration turned chaotic, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported Sunday.
It was a little more docile and friendly in the past, San Diego lifeguard Lt. Nick Lerma told the Union-Tribune. But it's gotten a little bigger, and (they're) not getting the same cooperation from some of the people coming now. The result has been a lot of trash, people urinating and defecating on the beach, illegal fires, drug paraphernalia left behind, glass containers around -- the whole deal.