In a nutshell it sums why why the entire corporate EDM thing sucks so much.
I wonder how much people paid to see that dude at the rogers center recently....
Nearly 30 hospitalized after sold-out Avicii concert
Josh Elliott, CTV Toronto
Published Sunday, May 18, 2014 8:15AM EDT
Alcohol or drug use sent 29 people to hospital with various degrees of illness on Saturday night after an Avicii concert at Toronto’s Rogers Centre.
Rogers Centre had its own medics for the sold out, all-ages electronic dance concert and EMS was not on standby, paramedics said. But staff at the 20,000-seat venue quickly became “overwhelmed” by the number of sick patrons, and that’s when they called EMS to take over, paramedics said.
“Unfortunately we have a few kids … excessive alcohol and partying and they can’t handle it,” EMS commander Peter Rotolo told CP24 on Saturday.
Five people were in serious condition but all are expected to fully recover, paramedics said.
Police arrested one concertgoer and at least one other was treated for drug use, paramedics said.
Paramedics said people began falling ill outside Rogers Centre before the Swedish DJ Avicii came out on stage.
“There’s a lot of people here and a few don’t spoil it for the rest,” Rotolo said.
Read more: 29 hospitalized after sold-out Avicii concert at Rogers Centre in Toronto | CTV Toronto News
you're a sensationalist, just like the media. out of 20,000 people only 29 got taken to hospital? that's not bad. imagine 20,000 tribe like people 15 years ago. or even now. there'd be way more going to the hospital.
instead of focusing on the sensationalist aspects i wish people would use this as an opportunity to educate the masses about djing, electronic music and the culture.
my idiot friends tried to get me to go. they paid almost $100/ticket. meanwhile i couldn't get any of them to buy $20tix to see Louie Vega tonight. i tried. i sent clips, i sent bios. i guess there just aren't enough sluts at proper house music parties.
My point is that whoever promoted this corporate EDM party should have forked out the money to have extra medical on hand. They should have known better. At ticket prices that high x 20,000, not being prepared is just plain corporate greed at the expense of the health and safety of the partyers.
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