When hip-hop hit the Everett Events Center Saturday night, the crowd was pumped up to par-tay.
The KUBE 93 Birthday Bash has been at KeyArena in Seattle in previous years. This was its first time in Everett.
State Patrol spokesman Lt. Jeff Jones said that last year fights and disturbances spilled into bars near KeyArena, so the state decided to assign extra troopers.
Still, the Everett partygoers remained cool.
"No one’s going to get killed tonight," declared Master P, one of the hip-hop and R&B artists who rocked the events center for the birthday bash.
The headliner act, Outkast’s Big Boi, along with performers Jagged Edge, Ying Yang Twins, Baby Bash and Cassidy, played to a crowd that was ready for music but apparently not so ready to fight.
Everett police and firefighters reported no problems early Saturday evening. Extra police were on the road before and after Saturday’s concert. The Washington State Patrol had 26 troopers out looking for drunken drivers, according to Jones.