The band LMFAO performed Saturday in a concert at the Indianapolis Super Bowl Village, and eleven people were injured in a “human gridlock” situation. Police are now rethinking how they’ll handle crowd control for the Super Bowl game on Sunday.
According to a report from FOX News, the band was performing a free concert for the crowd gathered in Indianapolis to watch the Super Bowl on Sunday. And while none of the injuries were all that seriousÂ—most ranged from scrapes and bruises to shortness of breathÂ—it was definitely a cause for concern.
Rumors ran rampant on Facebook and Twitter following the start to the concert and the eleven injuries. Some said the staging had collapsed, while others claimed to have heard gunshots as the crowd of 200,000-plus people continued to grow.
Some fans went early to see LMFAO, but were unable to see the performers at all because the crowd was just so enormous. Super Bowl Host Committee spokeswoman Dianna Boyce said that even though there was significant disappointment on behalf of people who couldn’t see, most people were “good-natured and caused few problems.”
Officials are now busy tweaking their plan for additional events that will lead up to kickoff on Sunday, but nothing has been said about what the revised plan may be.
Hopefully these are the worst of the injuries that anyone at the Indianapolis Super Bowl Village suffersÂ—whether attending the LMFAO concert or the Super Bowl on Sunday. Danger is always heightened when crowds are large, and this one will no doubt grow even bigger before the weekend’s events are over.
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