After invites to the “kickback” went viral on TikTok, a large crowd gathered on Alki Beach in Seattle on Saturday night — the “kickback” being a reference to “Adrian’s Kickback,” which caused chaos in Huntington Beach, California, the previous weekend.
After Adrian Lopez, 17, posted a video on the app inviting people to his birthday party, the “kickback” brought hundreds to Huntington Beach. Nearly 150 individuals were detained throughout the course of the two-day event in Huntington Beach.
On TikTok, the Seattle event was dubbed the “Washington Kickback” and the “Alki Beach Kickback,” among other titles.
A big gathering of individuals can be seen dancing and enjoying themselves together in videos shared on the website.
Seattle police claimed on Twitter that a substantial police presence was originally deployed. The beach was thereafter closed by Seattle Parks & Recreation.
“Alki Beach has been closed by @SeattleParks due to ongoing public safety concerns (fights, fires, robberies). Officers are now requesting that the remaining folks leave. At this time, please do not attempt to enter Alki Beach. Approaching the beach, roads are closed “The police department sent out a message.