Dozens of Concertgoers Hospitalized During DJ Avicii Concert
By Mario Sevilla
Wed Jun 25th, 2014 8:34pm America/Los_Angeles
BOSTON (KRON/AP) — Boston emergency medical authorities say many people who attended an electronic dance music show featuring Swedish disc jockey Avicii (ah-VEE’-chee) at the TD Garden arena showed up intoxicated and several have been hospitalized.
TD Garden spokeswoman Tricia McCorkle says at Wednesday night’s Avicii concert “there were a number of transports due to medical issues.”
Emergency Medical Service Deputy Superintendent Mike Bosse tells the Boston Herald that EMS took 22 people to the hospital and a dozen more were under evaluation. He says he contacted the Boston Police Licensing Division, which cited the TD Garden for allowing lots of intoxicated concertgoers to enter.
At least 80 people have been transported to an area hospital, according to WHDH in Boston.
EMS responders on the scene say they have transported concertgoers for a series of injuries including dehydration, alcohol and drug overdoses, WHDH reports.
A spokeswoman for Avicii hasn’t returned an email seeking comment.
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