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Dozens hospitalized during Avicii concert in Boston
CNN ^ | June 26, 2014 | Faith Karimi

Posted on 06/26/2014 6:11:49 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement

(CNN) -- Dozens of concertgoers were hospitalized during a show by superstar DJ Avicii in Boston on Wednesday night, CNN affiliates reported.

Local media put the number of patients anywhere between 30 and 80.

Massachusetts General Hospital told CNN it received 13 patients between ages 16 and 19. All of the patients are being evaluated, said Kory Zhao, a hospital public affairs officer.

Most patients had a problem with dehydration, drugs and alcohol, authorities told CNN affiliate WHDH.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: boston; concert; dancefad; edm; od; overdose; playsrecordings
I read on a radio site that the EDM station in Boston changed last week to country music.
1 posted on 06/26/2014 6:11:50 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

Call me Rip Van Winkle, but I have never heard of this “superstar.”


2 posted on 06/26/2014 6:31:44 AM PDT by Lucas McCain
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To: ConservativeStatement

http://music.msn.com/music/article.aspx?news=874895&ocid=ansent11

Most of the people with medical problems were outside the concert, not inside. The bouncers would not let them in because they appeared to be intoxicated.

That said, many of the drugs popular with teh EDM crowd give you a fever (the media usually says “raises the body temperature”). Combine that with a high ambient and no readily available water, you have a problem.

I went to a dance concert and there was a pile of 16 oz water bottles, a big pile, and it was gone by the halfway point!


3 posted on 06/26/2014 6:45:11 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: Lucas McCain

It sounds as if he is the Tom Jones of the EDM scene — makes people swoon. /sarc.


4 posted on 06/26/2014 6:46:33 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: DBrow

I have heard the beat but am not too familiar with the overall concept. Are there vocals or is it mainly computerized repetitive words played.


5 posted on 06/26/2014 6:47:53 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: Lucas McCain

“but I have never heard of this “superstar.””

Avicii, Deadmau5, Skrillex, Shpongle, EOTO, Desert Dwellers, Phutureprimitive, Amon Tovin and a bunch of others are pretty popular these days.

http://spinningsounds.net/2012/09/21/top-5-most-incredible-dj-booths/


6 posted on 06/26/2014 6:49:36 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: ConservativeStatement

So now you’re a ‘Superstar” just for spinning records?


7 posted on 06/26/2014 6:49:48 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ConservativeStatement

It depends, you can have actual songs, Shpongle has two female vocalists, or you can get an outfit like The Orb who uses sampled speech and song from a variety of sources.

A song that was very popular was “I can be the one to make you feel that way”, it was a regular pop song, but in EDM style.


8 posted on 06/26/2014 6:51:49 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: ConservativeStatement

Superstar? I had never heard of him. I must live in a cave.

I listened to a few of his songs on youtube. I was amazed at the number of views. Not exactly this old-timer’s thing but it sure beats rap. Hopefully this will gain momentum and put rap in the burial ground.

I am sure it won’t be too long before some rap-like moral degenerates pollute this too.


9 posted on 06/26/2014 6:58:57 AM PDT by boycott
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To: dfwgator
So now you’re a ‘Superstar” just for spinning records?

some of these deejays are very talented... these days, it is a lot more than just spinning records... actually, it has been that way for a long time now... at least more than two decades... when i was growing up in the Bay Area, Cameron Paul was "thee" deejay...

10 posted on 06/26/2014 7:00:42 AM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: latina4dubya

Wake me when they play real instruments.


11 posted on 06/26/2014 7:02:17 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator
Wake me when they play real instruments.

ha! okay... sleep tight... btw, there was a time when real instruments were not allowed in the church... only reading and then singing of the Psalms were allowed...

12 posted on 06/26/2014 7:04:55 AM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: dfwgator

Talk about spin: the liberals will blame global warming...or climate change.


13 posted on 06/26/2014 7:12:21 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

Yes Clear Channel introduced the Bull. A couple years back it was owned by Boston Phoenix, you know, the Occupy, we hate big eeeevil corporations people. So they’re having $ troubles and Steve Mindich decided to sell the station, for $14.5 Million.

To Clear Channel.
Schadenfreude! Those eeeevil people who put Rush, Hannity etc on the air! Glad you’re sticking to your political principles Steve! After a “variety hits” format they went to Evolution 101.7: All Things Dance in Dec of 2012, I think.

They went country because country is popular, yes even in Boston, with Greater Media’s WKLB being #1 recently. At the very least, if they “shave some points” of WKLB, their own
Kiss 108 (top 40) can remain number one.

So the “EDM” fans were so upset when it changed to Hot New
Country, the Bull. I got a kick out of the name...
“hey, the BULL’S HIT Country” :) I just joked on Twitter
that maybe they could put EDM back on (no, they won’t)
and they can call it WMLE, Molly 101.7. All things overdose.


14 posted on 06/26/2014 7:14:47 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

As we have discussed in the past, I am holding out for a punk/new wave greatest hits radio channel (Ramones, Blondie, Clash, the Fixx, new wave one hit wonders, early MTV music memories, etc.).

Then again, I’d be one of maybe five listeners. :-)


15 posted on 06/26/2014 7:20:06 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

Nausea? Diarrhea? Tinnitis? Numbness in the skull and thinking organs? Acute taste paralysis?


16 posted on 06/26/2014 7:20:18 AM PDT by IronJack
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To: ConservativeStatement

Yes well some of that is on an XM channel, 1st Wave

http://www.siriusxm.com/1stwave
>>Tune in with Madison weekdays as she spins your favorites like the Clash, the Cure, Depeche Mode and Duran Duran. It’s the 1st wave of alternative music from the ‘80s era.
>>Happy Birthday to the one and only, Mick Jones of the Clash, Big Audio Dynamite & The Farm!


17 posted on 06/26/2014 7:28:39 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio
Within the last year, I walked into a liquor store and heard the Jam cranked. I saw the 20-something employee and asked if he knew the song. He told me it was “the all Clash channel (or related music). I think I bored him with memories of my youth. :-)
18 posted on 06/26/2014 7:33:06 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

^ I forgot to end the quote.

“the all Clash channel (or related music).”


19 posted on 06/26/2014 7:33:58 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: IronJack
Nausea? Diarrhea? Tinnitis? Numbness in the skull and thinking organs? Acute taste paralysis?

Are those band names?   ;-)

20 posted on 06/26/2014 7:41:21 AM PDT by Flick Lives ("I can't believe it's not Fascism!")
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To: Flick Lives

From the Department of Appropriate Names ...


21 posted on 06/26/2014 7:45:04 AM PDT by IronJack
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To: DBrow

I like the UK dubstep stuff - rusko, cotti and that sort - avicii is not really to my taste, but I’m familiar with it. Our son’s HS football team uses the crizzly remix of this is the way we ball as the primary get up and shout teambuilder song -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvOR369O7qg


22 posted on 06/26/2014 7:48:11 AM PDT by februus
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To: ConservativeStatement

I’d be two of five.


23 posted on 06/26/2014 7:51:25 AM PDT by XRdsRev (New Jersey - Crossroads of the American Revolution)
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To: ConservativeStatement

At the tender age of 15 I saw both the Runaways (awesome) & Ramones (third stop on their first tour ever outside NY)and played in our cities first punk band in 1976. I’d join you in listening to that old stuff. Guess we really DID hate the hippies, eh?


24 posted on 06/26/2014 7:54:48 AM PDT by februus
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To: ConservativeStatement

All right, someone please explain what EDM is.


25 posted on 06/26/2014 8:03:20 AM PDT by smalltownslick
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To: smalltownslick

Electronic Dance Music - samples, synths, techno beats.


26 posted on 06/26/2014 8:36:15 AM PDT by februus
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To: smalltownslick
Think heavy disco beat and lots of synth. The beat gets to you after awhile unless you're actually dancing. It isn't really all that new, it's just been evolving. HERE's a little trance from 2007. Not particularly representative, I just sort of like it.
27 posted on 06/26/2014 8:47:57 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: dfwgator

Wake me when they play real instruments.

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I’m with you.

And leave the autotune at home.


28 posted on 06/26/2014 8:48:49 AM PDT by dmz
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To: februus

Thanks.


29 posted on 06/26/2014 10:06:20 AM PDT by smalltownslick
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To: dfwgator

They don’t even play records. They twiddle their fingers in front of a laptop and call it “making music”.


30 posted on 06/26/2014 11:46:19 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: boycott

Disco vs. Rap. Sounds like choosing between a Progressive Democrat and a Communist.


31 posted on 06/26/2014 11:47:21 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: a fool in paradise

Disco vs. Rap. Sounds like choosing between a Progressive Democrat and a Communist.


Yeah, I know but rap is all “f#$^ this n-word pu#$^ #E&)@ ... “ from a bunch of vile degenerates.


32 posted on 06/26/2014 11:50:01 AM PDT by boycott
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To: ConservativeStatement
As we have discussed in the past, I am holding out for a punk/new wave greatest hits radio channel (Ramones, Blondie, Clash, the Fixx, new wave one hit wonders, early MTV music memories, etc.).

Funny how the Ramones, Clash, etc. are too "hard" for "classic rock" stations (now spinning a handful of cuts from the 60s like Hendrix, NO Beatles, 70s stadium rock, and some early 80s) yet not hard or cool or punk enough for the "extreme" "modern" stations that are still playing 20+ year old songs by Nirvana and Pearl Jam.

33 posted on 06/26/2014 11:51:11 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: Billthedrill
Think heavy disco beat and lots of synth. The beat gets to you after awhile unless you're

on drugs.

34 posted on 06/26/2014 11:52:38 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: Lucas McCain
Me either!

Tim Bergling (born 8 September 1989), better known by his stage name Avicii (/əˈviːtʃi/; stylized as ɅVICII and ◢ ◤), is a Swedish progressive house DJ, remixer, and record producer. Avicii ranked 3rd on DJ Magazine's annual Top 100 DJs in 2012 and 2013

On 28 March 2014, FIFA and Sony Music Entertainment announced Avicii would be collaborating with Carlos Santana, Wyclef Jean and Alexandre Pires for the official 2014 Brazil FIFA World Cup Anthem titled "Dar um Jeito (We Will Find A Way)." The anthem will be performed at the FIFA World Cup Closing Ceremony on 13 July 2014.

Avicii also produced and collaborated with Chris Martin from Coldplay, on the track "A Sky Full of Stars" from the band's sixth studio album Ghost Stories, released 19 May 2014. He also played and recorded the piano parts on the track. A Sky Full of Stars was released on 3 May, as the second single from "Ghost Stories".

35 posted on 06/26/2014 11:52:57 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: raccoonradio
Yes well some of that is on an XM channel, 1st Wave

I listened to that station on my most recent road trip, it was great, hadn't heard a lot of those songs in probably 20 years.

36 posted on 06/26/2014 11:53:33 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ConservativeStatement

Alcohol and drugs, and in particular the party drug ‘Molly’, are thought to have been a factor in some of the cases as youngsters passed out in the packed arena and witnesses reported struggling to breathe in the cramped conditions.

The drug Molly is a strong form of ecstasy which has been linked in recent years to a spate of overdoses.

However, its exact chemical makeup and purity is known to vary significantly, making it almost impossible to anticipate the effects of a single ‘dose’.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2670286/Avicii-fans-hospitalized-suspected-drug-use-underage-drinking.html

Witnesses who spoke to the Boston Globe described conditions inside the venue, which has a maximum capacity of 19,500 as unpleasant and overheated.

‘You couldn’t breathe if you were on the floor. It was the best and worst time ever,’ 19-year-old Mike Santostefano said.

Roisin Saratonion, 18, added that she had left earlier because of conditions inside the venue.

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

Wednesday’s concert was not the first time Avicii fans had been taken to hospital. When the DJ performed in Toronto last month 29 people were reportedly treated for medical problems.


37 posted on 06/26/2014 11:58:49 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: ConservativeStatement
Most are in their late teens or 20s, and many are clearly rolling — they’re under the influence of a drug called MDMA, sometimes called Molly, that causes a flood, or “cascade,” of serotonin and other neurotransmitters to the brain.

The effect, for most users, is reduced anxiety, an increased feeling of connection to others, and heightened sensations — sight, hearing, touch — making everything feel good.

“This is a way of life for me. I’ve met a lot of great people, and I know it sounds weird but I’ve learned a lot about myself,” says the 21-year-old clubgoer, who freely admits that he’s rolling but asks not to be quoted by name. He says he first tried club drugs in 2012 and has been regularly coming to events like this — DJ shows, after-hours dance parties, raves in underground spaces — for nine months. “You’re very comfortable when you are rolling; you really connect with people,” he says. “Like that girl.” He points to a woman across the room. “I love that girl. . . . She’s awesome.”

MDMA, or 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine, was originally created in 1912 as a possible blood-clotting agent by the German pharmaceutical company Merck, according to archival research of that company’s records published in 2006 in the medical journal Addiction. Although it underwent animal testing soon after, it wasn’t tried on humans until the 1950s. In the mid-’70s, according to a 2010 Addiction article, a Dow chemist named Alexander Shulgin learned of its effects, resynthesized the drug, and performed tests on himself. Soon he was touting the drug for producing feelings of closeness and empathy. He became known as the “Father of MDMA,” or ecstasy, as the drug was known in the club scene of the late 1980s and 1990s, the burgeoning of electronic music.

Classified as a psychostimulant — the same drug family as methamphetamine and the attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder drugs Ritalin and Adderall — MDMA works by increasing the level of the body’s natural neurotransmitters, mostly serotonin but also dopamine and norepinephrine. In extreme cases it can cause serotonin syndrome: a rapid increase in body temperature, heart rate, and blood pressure that can lead to hyperthermia and sometimes death. In law enforcement terms, it is a Schedule 1 drug, meaning it has no accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse.

38 posted on 06/26/2014 12:03:38 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: boycott

My 65 year-old mother loves his two big hits, “Wake Me Up” and “Hey Brother”. I actually kind of like those songs too, even though I’m more of hard rock/metal kind of guy.


39 posted on 06/26/2014 2:37:22 PM PDT by hout8475
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To: hout8475

I really must live in a cave. I had never heard of him. I watched a few of his youtube videos and was impressed. The guy is talented.


40 posted on 06/26/2014 2:41:29 PM PDT by boycott
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To: ConservativeStatement

I love Punk and New Wave.


41 posted on 06/26/2014 2:42:01 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: dfwgator
Take a look gator.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GH0tvBh84Lg

42 posted on 06/28/2014 10:45:53 AM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate)
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To: dfwgator

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GH0tvBh84Lg


43 posted on 06/28/2014 10:46:06 AM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate)
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I’m sure the effects are great and all, but all I see is a guy pushing some buttons.....Heck, I could do that. It’s basically playing a tape.


44 posted on 06/28/2014 10:57:05 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator
I’m sure the effects are great and all, but all I see is a guy pushing some buttons.....

I had no idea these 'concerts' existed. I figure they all go take some psycho drugs then go watch the cool light show. Who knows.

45 posted on 06/28/2014 11:18:45 AM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate)
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To: ConservativeStatement

16-19 year olds on drugs and alcohol?

I hope the people running the venue lose their license and face jail time.


46 posted on 06/28/2014 11:21:34 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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