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Published: 2014/06/26

Nearly 40 People Hospitalized in Boston Following Avicii Concert

The Boston Globe is reporting that nearly 40 concertgoers, many of whom were minors, were taken to local hospitals from the TD Garden last night following an Avicii concert held at the arena. Authorities said many suffered from drug and alcohol problems. There were no fatalities.

Michael Bosse, deputy superintendent for Boston EMS, told the Globe that over 50 people were treated or evaluated at the scene, with another 36 patients transported to hospitals. Police officials deemed the situation a “mass casualty event,” as more than seven ambulances were called to the scene.

Many reports to the Globe suggested that at least three women were carried out by stretchers, with dozens more passing out in what was described as a “hot” and “steamy” arena during the concert.

At Avicii’s Toronto show, 29 people were reportedly hospitalized with various degrees of health problems.

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trey June 26, 2014, 10:47:38

is this a surprise?

Darwin June 26, 2014, 11:23:11

My theory is yet again proven correct!

TellsemlikeIsmellsem!!!! June 26, 2014, 11:25:55

It’s no secret that swivel-jaw, heat, and shitty EDM music are a deadly combo…. Wait a sec; I’ve shredded my jaw to pieces at heat stricken festivals that require you to dust your undercarriage w/ gold bond multiple times daily while pounding handles of whiskey, drinking no water, and survived without hospitalization. This must clearly be a case of overdosing on really really really shitty music. (:

TellsemlikeIsmellsem!!!! June 26, 2014, 11:29:04

Watch out for them triple stacked purple deathasaurus everlasting jawbreakers kids!!! You are only as cool as the YouTube video some rando made clowning on you.

Dave the slave June 26, 2014, 11:36:19

Yet another example of how this EDM scene is shit.

Dave the slave June 26, 2014, 12:02:03

Much like the Phish scene clone but you are correct.

Timmy June 26, 2014, 13:16:16

The Bath Salt generation in true form.

drasticjasper June 26, 2014, 19:21:14

wookies and rookies

derpa June 26, 2014, 21:06:22

who? what?

Promoter June 27, 2014, 10:32:41

And they said “we can’t do a concert there” due to lack of experience…. I wonder if the Garden would let us do a concert there if we was not BLACK

Noodles June 28, 2014, 20:33:41

Not about race ‘promoter’ ... A lack of scene education and a poorly managed venue due to this continued trend at only these shows. Why don’t 50 people get hauled away every football weekend? The eagles have a jail on site… Country music actually has more incidents but it is never reported. Free water and friends helping friends would help most, the dope of the day will always be there.

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