Concert-goers injured after crowd rushes stage at festival

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At least 10 people have been hurt after the crowd rushed the stage at the music festival in US Arizona’s Tempe..

TEMPE, Arizona (AP) — Ten to 12 people were injured after a crowd rushed a stage during a music festival Saturday night at a park near the city’s downtown, authorities said. A concert at Tempe Beach Park was interrupted Saturday night as dozens of crews responded to a medical emergency, with Tempe police saying some fans rushed the stage and other fans saying they feared being crushed. The name of the festival may be Summer Ends but as anyone who has spent any significant amount of time in Arizona can tell you, there are still several weeks to go before summer can be declared over.

The incident happened on Saturday night, with “the concert crowd starting pushing toward the stage,” the local police said as quoted by 3TV News channel. The city’s fire department, aided by fire departments in Scottsdale and Phoenix, came to the scene after getting reports that as many as 40 people were hurt at the event after concert-goers began rushing the stage. Most of the tracks off of Hozier’s debut self-titled album are a unique mix of folk and rock and he managed to make both sound great on Thursday as he switched between the two pretty seamlessly. Rebelution was scheduled to take the stage at 7 p.m. “There’s been lots of scuffles and dehydrated people because everyone’s been drinking,” Grand Canyon University student Hailey Ferris, 18, told the newspaper. People were getting crushed up by the stage, he said, reporting that someone took the public address system and told the crowd, “Get back or we’re going shut down the show.” Then, Arnold said, the announcer told concert-goers, “Raise your hand if you need somebody to get you” and threated to cancel the show if they didn’t cooperate. “There was a girl who fainted beside us.

He also did a cover of the Ariana Grande and Iggy Azelia song “Problem” while also throwing in a little bit of Warren G and Nate Dogg’s “Regulate” just for fun. He even referred to himself as a desert rat. “Same desert, different cacti,” said Flowers midway through his set, referring to his home state of Nevada. A lot of Flowers’ solo material feels as if it could easily be found on just about any Killers album but a good portion of his solo work has a very distinct sound to it. “Lonely Town” has a very ‘80s vibe to it while “Diggin’ Up The Heart” feels like it has a heavy Bruce Springsteen influence to it. He displayed a ton of charisma and a great sense of humor that showed why he is so successful as the frontman of the Killers and why they were one of the biggest bands in the world at one point.

He even showed what a nice guy he was as he stopped his bandmates mid-song during “Magdalena” to check on a fan who looked like she might have passed out from heat exhaustion. But they did manage to perform their most well-known songs like “Hang Me Up to Dry” and “We Used to Vacation” much to the delight of those who showed up early to see them.

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