Skip to comments.Teen raped on lawn at Keith Urban show, police say (Multiple Witnesses Did Nothing)
Posted on 07/31/2014 4:02:08 PM PDT by Kid Shelleen
A teenage girl was raped at the same Keith Urban show where 20 people got so drunk they were hospitalized, police said. The attack happened in front of a large crowd of other concertgoers on the lawn of the Xfinity Center, an outdoor amphitheater in Mansfield, Massachusetts, on Saturday night, a police statement said.
The rape ended when a woman in the crowd pushed the alleged attacker off the victim and he fled, police said.
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Country music ain’t what it used to be - in the extreme!
What is wrong with people?
Guess it depends on the age of the teenaged girl.
"Teenaged" includes eighteen and nineteen.
There was a day if, and that’s a big if, if such a thing happened, the crowd would’ve eagerly intervened. The ‘do nothing’ part would’ve been when the cops asked if anyone say the murder occur.
Guarantee you they were all high on heroin. They have a major heroin supply/addiction problem in Mass.
This is the end result of a society that continually tells kids to be passive, to not assert themselves, to not take a stand and be individually responsible for themselves and their communities. Its the same reason why mass groups of people sit passively when two or three terrorists hijack an airplane. If you ask them, they will say that the rape was wrong. But that does not trigger a response in their heads that they should stop it.
“What is wrong with people?”
There are alpha people and beta people. Beta people generally will not act on their own ever, even if their own lives are in danger. They wait for leadership. Alpha people are leaders and don’t require any input from others to act on their principles or beliefs. I think alphas used to be much more common. I suspect our education system has beaten it out of them.
Can’t possibly be true, Massachusetts is the most civilized place on Earth!!!
MA is still the same.
I don’t think cultural passivity is the problem, compared to when, 20 years ago, 50 years ago ? There was no intervention in the crowd most likely because most people assumed it was a consensual act.
I readily admit to knowing nothing about this but we're engaging in a liberal versus conservative culture and blaming these actions on the fact that this occurred in Mass.
Is this reasonable?
I used to go to several concerts every year. This year, only one. I can't take the ignorant behavior of most attendees.
They probably all voted for Obama.
At least Keith Urban thought it was “cool”.
The phenomenon is not new or recent.
Harlan Ellison wrote “The Whimper of Whipped Dogs” in 1973.
And it wasn’t new then, either.
“woman in the crowd pushed the alleged attacker off the victim and he fled, police said.”
Somehow “consensual” and “he fled” just don’t seem to go together.
No kidding. After seeing this story posted for the Nth time, I went and looked up who the hell Keith Urban is. “Country” eh? I bet he’s never sung about trains, drinkin’, or good wimmen gone bad...
No it’s his brother Keith Suburban who sings about those topics.
Pulling a train.
“The phenomenon is not new or recent.”
Happened at Max Yasgur’s farm as well.
Some folks here on FR seem to think “sex, drugs, and rock’n’roll” is a recent phenomenon....
I’m going to respectfully disagree that ALL concerts are as you describe. I went to a Willie Nelson & Others Concert less than a year ago here in Bee Cave Texas, just 15 miles west of Austin. Willie’s home is just a few miles away and it was his birthday.
Now, I’m not going to suggest the concert was clean as a pin but I saw no fights, no beer cans in the toilets and everybody without exception that I could see was polite as they could be to fellow concert goers. LOL, there indeed WAS the strong odor of marijuana on the evening breeze.
As far as some woman getting raped is concerned, I guarantee you that any woman getting raped would have resulted in 100 “pairs” of boots upside the perpetrators head, into his stomach and in the groin area within seconds! The guy literally would have been lucky to make it out alive!
So, I really think it has more to do with the geographic area than a nationwide thing. Just my opinion.
witnesses/depraved culture: “Who are we to judge?”
country hasn’t been country in a while
That’s what I was going to ask.
Jody Foster starred in the movie - I thought it was Massachusetts where it happened, and you have confirmed it.
Yeah, but it happened at a concert so was it really rape rape?
That guy’s music is depressing and boring.
Sorry for the girl.
Like Larry Holmes brother, Mobile Homes, who was in construction?
After he put on weight they called him Double Wide.
The things people do when they think G-d isn’t looking.
But that was at the time that the Mayflower landed.
In Boston, seen for years as a place where country was not popular, the sole country station WKLB 102.5 slowly got higher ratings till it was in the top 3. Owned by Greater Media. Recently Clear Channel figured they could tap into the country market so they flipped their own WEDX 101.7 from elec dance music to country as WBWL 101.7 The Bull. Hot new country. Both stations are not necessarily courting Bubbas in their 40s and 50s. Actually the core audience is now 17 to 28 and mostly female who love the “bro” performers, male singers.
They say country is the new top 40 with this younger audience, and they quickly sell out shows (Kenny Chesney at Gillette Stadium). Turns out many of these “fans” are primarily there to party, often showing up half-drunk to begin with and the music is secondary, The Keith Urban show (he’s actually from Australia, mate) had many arrested for drunk and disorderly and more than a few were not a legal age and you have this.
It’s a culture of getting smashed at concerts (ironically enough the previous format of 101.7, elec dance music, had many people of the same age taking the drug “molly” and winding up leaving EDM shows in ambulances or even dying).
Again younger people listening to today’s country, with vocoder vocals, rap, etc. Both of these Boston country stations are indeed going after the young audience—who’s playing? Who cares, let’s party! Yeah, it’s nothing new, just as years ago people our age (I’m 52) would get drunk or stoned as we attended rock shows...
...and Clr Chnl will prob soon flip WPGB 104.7 Pittsburgh to country (from cons talk) to tap into same audience.