Dozens hospitalized during an Avicii concert in Boston

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Dozens of concertgoers, many of them minors, were taken to hospitals during a concert at TD Garden on Wednesday night.

The Boston Globe reports that more than 50 people were treated or evaluated at the scene, with 36 others transported to hospitals from the event. There were no fatalities, and all of the patients’ symptoms were relatively minor. Dehydration and drug and alcohol use were cited as the likely primary causes.

The medical problems occurred during a packed concert featuring electronic dance musician Avicii. The show marked the opening of the Swedish Grammy nominee’s tour across the eastern United States and Europe. At a May Avicii concert in Toronto, 29 people were hospitalized.

These hospitalizations follow news of a second death related to the Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas, a three-night festival that drew around 400,000 people. Police at EDC told reporters that nearly 800 people were treated for medical conditions over the course of the festival’s run, but that only 25 were taken to hospitals.

Boston police Superintendent in Chief William G. Gross told the Globe that large incidents involving drug and alcohol-related problems are common at EDM concerts. “We’ve seen this type of behavior, alcohol, abuse of other drugs, before,” he said.

Boston police are still investigating and speaking to officials at TD Garden about the event.

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