Over 30 people were sent to the hospital during a concert by world renowned DJ Avicii in Boston on Wednesday night.
In addition to those hospitalized, 50 others were treated at the scene. Those hospitalized were between the ages of 19 and 25.
Many concertgoers were allowed inside while already intoxicated, but most of the people needing medical assistance “were people outside the venue who were too impaired to be allowed inside,” said Jacqueline Peterson, spokeswoman for Live Nation.
Signs of illicit drugs, including “Molly,” a psychoactive drug that is generally found in powder form, were present, ABC News reports. Molly is commonly used at raves and electronic music festivals. It has increased in popularity recently after gaining the reputation of being the purer form of MDMA, as opposed to ecstasy, which is usually made as a pill. Molly leaves users at high risk for dehydration and hyperthermia because it is generally taken in enclosed, hot areas where users are dancing.
The event was declared a Phase 2 Mass Casualty Incident, meaning there were too many people in need of assistance and not enough staff or equipment, according to Boston.com.
This is certainly not the first time people have been hospitalized at an Avicii concert. Just last weekend, two people died at the Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas, a music festival where the Swedish DJ performed. Last month, 29 were hospitalized at his concert in Toronto.
The DJ went to Twitter to express his dismay for what happened last night.
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.
— Tim Bergling (@Avicii) June 26, 2014
Fortunately, there were no fatalities, and according to Boston EMS, no one’s condition was life-threatening.