Police have been closely monitoring the Rock the Shores music festival this weekend. The huge event on the West Shore attracts thousand of people, and there have been some arrests.
Once again this year, there were also complaints about access to drinking water. There was only spot to fill bottles outside the VIP area, and with an estimated 8,000 people in attendance in the sunny, hot weather, some concert-goers weren’t happy.
There were also one or two overdoses, believed to be MDMA, and about 10 arrests for public drunkenness. But overall, police say there haven’t been any major issues.
“Overall, from a police standpoint, very successful event so far, very minor incidents,” said West Shore RCMP Cst. Alex Berube. “Nowadays with social media everything is being put on social media, there’s eyes and ears everywhere and video cameras so if that can contribute to making people behave, then why not.”
This is the fifth year for the popular music festival, which is held on the fields of the West Shore Parks and Recreation Complex.