Photos: Japanther (And/Or Their Crazed Fans) Shut Down Night One Of The Rock And Roll Circus at Lincoln Center


The Rock and Roll Circus, a two-night spectacle at Lincoln Center that started Monday, was billed as a homage to the Rolling Stones’ 1968 event by the same name, a multi-ring extravaganza scattering big-top attractions among sets in the ring by the Who, Marianne Faithfull, Jethro Tull, and a supergroup with John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Eric Clapton, and Keith Richards. The first night of the 2011 version climaxed with a set by Japanther, whose overzealous fans compelled security to stop the show before it all got too reminiscent of Altamont.

Stay tuned for night two, a much tamer (and pricier) affair, with Ariel Pink, Nick Zinner, and a cast of circus performers.

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