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Forest Hills concert series continues

Two alternative rock bands sell out tennis stadium; no issues reported

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Posted: Thursday, August 14, 2014 10:30 am | Updated: 11:55 am, Thu Aug 21, 2014.

On Saturday night, alternative rock groups Brand New and Modest Mouse took to the newly constructed stage at the Forest Hills Tennis Stadium, playing to over 14,000 people.

Despite the throngs of people flowing through the sleepy neighborhood before and after the concert, there were hardly any problems to report.

Community Board 6 District Manager Frank Gulluscio said there were no incidents or disturbances brought to the attention of the board.

“Last weekend’s concert had no incidents and no major issues that we’re aware of,” Gulluscio said. “The producers are really communicating with us. They’ve been very cooperative. We know they don’t want to screw anything up.”

Forest Hills resident Jonathan Yeh, 23, who lives just a few blocks from the stadium and went to the concert, said everything went smoothly.

“I thought it was a great show,” Yeh said. “This concert series has been awesome. The venue looks so great compared to what I’ve seen in pictures and I really hope this becomes a venue everyone wants to play at over the next few years. It would be awesome to have a venue like this in Queens again.”

On Aug. 19, the Drake vs. Lil Wayne Tour stops in Forest Hills. The two wildly popular rap stars should bring a similar-sized crowd to the area, and Gulluscio said he has full confidence that the 112th Precinct will continue to keep any incidents in the area around the stadium to a minimum.

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