As previously reported, a massive Madball, Murphy’s Law, Bloodclot, Wisdom In Chains, and The Captures show at New York City’s Tompkins Square Park was being investigated by the New York City Department Of Parks and Recreation due to violations of safety protocols that were put in place due to the coronavirus pandemic. Now, it has been revealed that the permits for seven upcoming hardcore shows have been revoked. Like the aforementioned show, all of the future events were being organized by Black N’ Blue Productions.
The following was reported by Gothamist:
“Altogether, the Parks Department has revoked permits for seven upcoming events by this organizer. That includes two events that had already been approved: another hardcore show planned for May 8th, featuring Antidote NYHC, Kings Never Die, and the Last Stand, and a Memorial Day rally on May 22nd. There were five other pending events (all listed as ‘rallies’ and all stating attendance would be 100 people) revoked, including a pair of dates commemorating the Tompkins Square Park Riot in August, and a Halloween Rally in October, according to the Parks Department.
“‘These guys misrepresented their intentions on their application, and Parks rightfully took action,’ said Mitch Schwartz, a spokesperson for the mayor’s office.”
Gothamist also shared an excerpt from the application for the previous show, which seemingly confirms that it was listed as a “September 11 memorial.” However, Black N’ Blue Productions has since denied that once again:
“The news has released a small snippet of a permit application apparently without showing anything else about if it’s the correct date or even the correct application holder. However if this was done by Bnb it would be demanded that they show the whole entire application and not just a tiny little Schmidt of it. However we can assure you that this is irrelevant regardless. Due to the fact that black and blue has nothing whatsoever to do with the application process. The permit applications are submitted almost a year in advance and held by the applicant Chris. He is to guess 6 to 10 months earlier of the expected attendance and if there is the plan of some sort it is to be included. Then comes Blacknblue in March 2021 months many months after the application has been submitted to decide if there’s a date available that would work with the bands attempting to do an event. We never touch the application nor see it. So to say that it was used as a trick along with the 911 event is a flat out lie twisting of the facts at the least . Chris the application holder has said to us it’s either a mistake on the parts department or a flat out lie. However again it is suspicious that they did not post the whole application and just a tiny little section with no other info that could’ve been Photoshop. Chris said “why the hell would I put down a 911 event in April the year before. If we did it it would be in September. It makes zero sense’”
Footage of Madball, Bloodclot, Wisdom In Chains, and The Captures’ full sets have since surfaced online: