Fire Marshal shuts down Fall Massive at Paradox
A Baltimore City fire marshal shut down the Fall Massive at about 2:30 a.m., stating the crowd of more than 1,500 was over capacity, according to event promoter Evan Weinstein.
"They did a walk-through, decided it was over capacity and shut it down," Weinstein said. "We were shocked. We didn't expect any problems." ...
Weinstein said Paradox's owner, Wayne Davis, told him 1,500 was a suitable number of people for the club. Weinstein later heard the club's capacity is less than 800. Davis could not be reached for comment.
The Fall Massive, which started at 9 p.m., was supposed to stretch until 6 a.m., Weinstein said. Most of the scheduled DJs got to perform, with the exception of Trace, Reid Speed and Terry Mullan. Weinstein said he is working with Bourbon Street, a much larger venue, to schedule a makeup event Jan. 17, the day before Martin Luther King Day.