From a pre-Lollapalooza article in the Chicago Tribune on the first-aid staffs at concerts: “Dr. Jeff Grange, professor of emergency medicine at Loma Linda University in Southern California, said most of the medical situations seen at an Ozzfest concert in mid-July were related to violent dancing. ‘We saw a lot of trauma, two people with stab wounds, numerous people with dislocated shoulders, facial trauma, sutured up a lot of faces, that kind of stuff, especially from mosh pits,’ he said.” But despite the stab-wound possibility, the deadliest shows, according to Grange, are actually–wait for it–classical concerts. Sure, it’s because of the higher median age of attendees, but we’re sure that kids across the Chicagoland area are, right now, getting ready to smugly show this article to their parents in a last-ditch effort to be allowed to attend Ozzfest next week.
Music venue first-aid staffs weigh melodies, maladies [Chicago Tribune]