More than 50,000 people traveled to Raymond James Stadium in Tampa this past weekend for the annual Sunset Music Festival, but definitely took the occasion as an excuse for some unsafe or ill-advised behavior.
Official numbers after the festival state that 32 attendees were transported to hospitals on Saturday alone. Temperatures at the festival reached the 90s over Memorial Day Weekend; however, the festival provided free water stations, as well as canopies and cooling areas. An additional 65 attendees were treated on-site on Saturday, for non-life threatening reasons, such as dehydration and intoxication.
Authorities are still waiting to receive the final numbers of those hospitalized on Sunday.
According to Tampa Police Department Public Information Officer Stephen Hegarty, there were also 30 felony arrests and 16 misdemeanor arrests at the festival, 13 more total than last year.
There were also 47 ejections from the festival and five citations for possession of marijuana.
Hegarty told ABC News there were “no major criminal incidents on either day of the festival.”
via ABC News
This article was first published on Your EDM.
Source: 32 Hospitalized, Nearly 50 Arrested At This Year’s Sunset Music Festival