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THE SCOOP | Crowd Control Issues, Fainting Audience Members At Toronto Concert

By Anya Wassenberg on June 10, 2022

Phoebe Bridgers at the Crocodile in Seattle in July 2018 (Photo: David Lee of Redmond, WA, USA / CC BY-SA 2.0)
Phoebe Bridgers at the Crocodile in Seattle in July 2018 (Photo: David Lee of Redmond, WA, USA / CC BY-SA 2.0)

As the rain poured down in Toronto on June 6, fans began to gather in a line-up to get into the Phoebe Bridgers show a day before the event. Seating was first come, first served for the performance at the RBC Echo Beach amphitheater on the night of June 7.

The crowd grew over the course of the day, winding its way down the road for almost a kilometre. With a general seating model, and after waiting for hours, progression of the line into the venue was chaotic. Everyone was let in at once, and many attendees reported a lot of shoving and pushing.

The RBC Echo Beach amphitheater is more or less a sandpit on the beach, that night much the worse after about 8 hours of rainfall. As the Grammy-nominated artist’s concert began, so did a string of issues within the audience. According to reports, Bridgers stopped the show five or more times when people in the audience needed medical attention.

As reported by CTV News, paramedics confirmed that two people had been transported to hospital with minor injuries. Others may have fainted.

A spokesperson for Live Nation Canada confirmed to CTV News Toronto that the performance had been “proactively paused a few times so medical staff could assist fans who were experiencing dehydration.”

“Safety is always our top priority and we worked in close collaboration with medical authorities throughout the evening.”

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