Stone Temple Fine

Police called for backup at a late-running Stone Temple Pilots concert in Nampa, Idaho, September 5 after members of the crowd grew disruptive, but no incidents were reported. The bad news is the band had to shell out some cash on the show.

STP started an hour late at the Idaho Center Amphitheatre, according to the Idaho Statesman. Nampa police summoned reinforcements after some audience members grew agitated, the paper said.

However, the disruptions ended and the crowd left peacefully, police spokesman Sgt. Matt Pavelek told the paper. Four or five Nampa officers were working the show.

STP apparently completed its set but still played later than is customary at the Idaho Center. The band acknowledged that singer Scott Weiland arrived late, Knitting Factory Entertainment promoter Chris Moore told the paper, and the band was told in advance that it would be fined for playing past 10:30 p.m.

The group played to 10:45 p.m. and was reportedly charged $7,500 for breaking the noise curfew. The Idaho Center charged Knitting Factory, which took the sum out of the money held in escrow.

“I give the band a lot of credit,” said Moore, who Pollstar could not reach for further comment. “They could have cut their set short, but they actually played the length and dealt with the consequences. It was a great show.”

The only noise complaint was from the nearby Hampton Inn & Suites, the paper said.