At 10pm, Boston EMS and multiple ambulances were dispersed to TD Garden Wednesday night in response to a “Level 2 Mass Casualty Incident.Avicii was scheduled to play later in the night. As of 11PM, the Boston Globe has reported that An EMS worker claimed that the patients were ill from consuming a “dangerous subtance.” Local news station 7News Boston WHDH has reported as many as 80 people have been hospitalized.

This past May at a Avicii concert in Toronto, 29 people were transported to local hospitals for drug and alcohol related injuries. Making his total number of hospitalizations close to being over 60 in just 2014!

Mike Santostefano, 19, of Millis, said he saw three young women being carried out on stretchers.

“You couldn’t breathe if you were on the floor,” he said. “It was the best and worst time ever.”

Roisin Saratonion, 18, left the concert earlier than planned because “it was just too crazy in there.”

Saratonion, of Marblehead, said most concertgoers seemed like they were high school-aged.

“You get really hot in there and you just pass out. You couldn’t breathe,” she said. “It was claustrophobic. People get dehydrated.”


We will report more as it comes in.

Source: 7News Boston WHDH-TV


UPDATE: Avicii issued his apology and the numbers have been confirmed.

Just last weekend at the Electric Daisy Carnival, a three-night music festival attended by 400,000 in Las Vegas at which Avicii was one of many performers, two concertgoers died, 25 were taken to the hospitals, and nearly 800 were treated for minor medical issues.