PUBLIC defecation, urination and vomiting were reported at Sunday's Stereosonic concert at Claremont Showground.
“Comments from residents suggest it was the worst ever - this from the point of view of the primitive behaviour of people outside the venue,” Town of Claremont chief executive Stephen Goode said.
Mr Goode said the council had photographs of people defecating, urinating and vomiting and also said charter buses and taxis ignored traffic management plans for the concert.
Claremont has battled for years with concert organisers and showground operator, the Royal Agricultural Society, about anti-social behaviour at events staged at the venue.
“If the State Government wants to continue to allow these concerts it has to do something to help with the bad impacts, so basically we need the police to use their powers and to be out in force,” Mr Goode said.
The RAS promoted its plan of greater traffic and crowd controls for Stereosonic last week.
Society commercial manager Peter Cooper said talks with the council and residents resulted in charter buses being prevented from dropping off patrons in residential streets, including Graylands Road, and having a designated zone in a railway car park.
Mr Cooper said most of the 25,000-30,000 Stereosonic patrons arrived by train and entered at the Ommehan Pavilion, which was the sole entry point after the Showground Station gate and the Shenton Road underpass were closed.
“On top of that we had patrols in adjacent streets looking for traffic and groups congregating, and large vehicles were directed away from homes,” he said.
Police made eight arrests, issued 60 move-on notices and conducted 27 drug seizures.
“There were two people charged with possessing a drug with intent to sell or supply,” a police spokeswoman said.
There were few noise complaints.