Avicii Show at Boston's TD Garden Results in Dozens of Hospitalizations
Avicii's show at the TD Garden in Boston, Mass., took a scary turn on Wednesday, June 25, when 36 fans had to be taken to the hospital, the Boston Globe reports. A "Level 2 Mass Casualty" incident was declared, according to Rolling Stone, but all of the injuries appear to be minor.
EMS workers told the Globe that more than 50 people were treated at the scene, and 36 others were transported to local hospitals, most for dehydration, drug, and alcohol issues. There were no fatalities, and symptoms were minor. The ages of the victims ranged from 16 to 25.
"You couldn't breathe if you were on the floor," concertgoer Mike Santostefano told the Globe of the show. "It was the best and worst time ever." He added that he saw several people who "couldn't handle themselves," possibly because "people who don't do drugs come here and do drugs."
Another attendee, Roisin Saratonion, said, "You get really hot in there and you just pass out. You couldn't breathe. It was claustrophobic. People get dehydrated."
The hospitalizations occurred at the opening of Avicii's tour in the eastern U.S. and Europe. Following the show, the Swedish-born DJ tweeted his concerns for fans, writing, "Just hearing the awful news abt tonight. Its a terrible thing, I rly hope everyone is ok! My thoughts go to those affected & their families."