It seems that drunken parties and country concerts go hand in hand these days, even at Keith Urban concert. At his ‘Raise ‘em Up’ tour stop at the Xfinity Center in Massachusetts Saturday where 22 wound up hospitalized and 50 were taken into custody.
Last evening’s Keith Urban concert was not anticipated to present with the volume of issues handled, but measures were in place to provide appropriate and adequate care and protection to all patrons. As a result, although there was a higher than expected volume, appropriate care was available through the expandable model,” Mansfield Police Chief Ron Sellon and Fire Chief Neil Boldrighini said in a joint statement today.
In total, Fire and EMS attended to 46 medicals resulting in 22 transports mostly alcohol-related,” Sellon and Boldrighini said. “The large number of medicals in a shortened time of approximately three hours caused the activation of a phase one EMS plan utilizing ambulances from five mutual aid communities. Police dealt with a steady stream of intoxicated persons as well, resulting in over 50 people being taken into protective custody and a number of others arrested for alcohol-related issues.”
So, those that think a country concert is subdued…think again. Apparently it doesn’t just follow the Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean concerts…