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When you think of a concert, what comes to mind? Music, dancing, friends and yummy food, right? Concerts are fun, recreational activities. Not much can go wrong at a concert, right? Wrong. A lot can go wrong.
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Think about it. There’s a large, unwieldy crowd of people. Everyone is extremely passionate about the music. People are often pushing to get closer to the front, disregarding how their actions are affecting the people around them. Large crowds of people gathered in a confined space with music at a blaring volume can result in disaster. On top of that, concerts require an enormous amount of electrical power that must be handled with the utmost caution.
When you consider other elements, such as intense weather conditions, and the use and abuse of drugs and alcohol, it is actually quite surprising that concert accidents are not more common. Concerts can be dangerous business. It may be a bit shocking, but we have compiled a list of the top 10 most tragic concert accidents of all time.