Lady Gaga Concert Attracts Big Crowd, Extra Police

Lady Gaga drew a big crowd to Hollywood Thursday night, and police were on hand to make sure things didn't get out of control like the previous night.

Fans of the pop star gathered for an outdoor concert during a taping of Jimmy Kimmel Live.  Just across the street, another group of fans was on hand for the premiere of the new movie, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, at Grauman's Chinese Theatre.

Wednesday night, this same stretch of Hollywood Boulevard provided the backdrop for a much more chaotic scene. Police canceled a massive block party announced on Twitter by DJ Kaskade, and angry fans hit the street to show their displeasure.

Cell phone video from Wednesday night showed people jumping on top of police cars.  There were also reports of people throwing rocks and bottles at police, leading to at least three arrests.

The LAPD had no intention of risking a repeat performance.

"It’s a little bit easier when we have time on our side to pre-plan for these incidents and have resources available immediately should anything arise," LAPD Sgt. Chad Costello said.

Actors who arrived for Thursday night's movie premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theatre said they were aware of the potential for trouble.

"I was worried that a thousand people in Ape costumes were going to raid our premiere tonight," actor Tom Felton said.

People who were in Hollywood on both nights say the difference was night and day.

"Last evening, it was a whole different crowd. Unfortunately, some kids, last night, they got denied access to something they wanted to see and took it out on the streets," LAPD Officer Ralph Sanchez said.

Fans of Lady Gaga said the singer's message of tolerance and love is probably one reason why Thursday night was more laid back than the previous night.

"I know Gaga fans," Berenice Marquez said. "We're the best.  We're going to keep everything calm, everything smooth, we're here to have a good time."

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