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Crowd Crushes at Two Rock Concerts: A Value-Added Analysis
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Rockconcertsareverymuchapartofthelifeofyoungpeoplein theUnitedStates.Mostoftheseconcertsareconductedwith littleornotrouble.Afewarrestshereandtheredemonstrate someofthedifficultiesfacedbyspectatorsandpolice.But,as illustratedbytheresearchinthischapter,thismaybeluck.The riskofinjuryanddeathispresentatalmostalllarge,sold-out rockconcertsbecauseofthepotentialforcrowdcrushes.The causesofthecrowdcrusheslieintheactionsofyoungandeager musicfans.Inattemptingtogetaccesstothehallorstagewhere thestarsoftheconcertareperforming,theycreatecrush conditions.