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Drug abuse at Boston 'Avicii' concert send teens to hospitals

Drug abuse sends 40 teens to area hospitals at a Boston "Avicii" concert.
Drug abuse sends 40 teens to area hospitals at a Boston "Avicii" concert.
Photo by Christopher Polk

Dozens of teens at the TD Bank Garden concert in Boston, Mass. were sent to hospitals on Wednesday night. Nearly 40 teens were hospitalized and 50 more were treated on site, according to ABC News reports. Drugs and alcohol use were reported as the direct cause by some of the concertgoers who paid to watch Avicii perform.

The affected Avicii fans were under the influence – most likely from the popular ecstasy drug, “Molly” – which required many to be restraint to control their erratic behaviors. “Molly,” also known as “Mandy” in the United Kingdom, continues to be a popular and most widely used drug at rave concerts; the drug intensifies stimuli particularly at night clubs due to their amazing smoke and laser light shows during electronic music performances.

Locally known as the Boston Garden, TD Garden’s ticket sales website posts a list of restrictions to those who purchase and plan to attend their multi-purpose arena; the list outlines that drugs or drug paraphernalia are prohibited at the center.

Musician Tim Bergling, his stage name Avicii, is currently doing a world tour, performing in the United States and abroad this summer. The band was scheduled at the TD Bank Garden, formerly known as the FleetCenter, located on 100 Legends Way to start at 7:30 p.m that evening.

The 24-year-old “Wake Me Up” singer has over 15 million fan followers on their official Facebook fan page. The two-time Grammy Award winner appeared in the music scene in 2006, delighting fans with his use of electronic-stylized music. DJ Magazine also named Bergling as the 100 Top DJs in 2012.

The “Levels” music producer also belted out hit songs, “Sunshine” and “Hey Brother” for the band.

The hot band of today’s music, Avicii is predicted to be around for a while with millions of fans worldwide – it also looks like “Molly” as well.

What concerts or performers are you planning to attend this summer? Are you a fan of Avicii?

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