Saturday, December 7, 2013
SCARBOROUGH – Rescue workers treated about 20 concert-goers for exhaustion, dehydration and overconsumption at the "Under the Influence of Music" concert featuring Wiz Khalifa at Scarborough Downs Tuesday.
Police said there were a few arrests and some people were told to leave, but four hours into the show there were no major incidents and the concert was largely trouble-free.
The number of people requiring medical attention overwhelmed the rescue personnel initially stationed at the concert, which was attended by some 6,000 fans of the popular rapper. Officials called in additional rescue workers and activated a task force that supplied a handful of ambulances from neighboring communities, said Fire Chief Michael Thurlow.
Seven people were transported to the hospital for additional treatment, he said, though none appeared to have serious conditions.
The show was the first in the "Music at the Track" series at Scarborough Downs. Khalifa was to be joined by rappers Chevy Woods, Mac Miller, Kendrick Lamar and Chiddy Bang.