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TD Garden cited for 'intoxicated underage' concertgoers

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By Dana Griffin


BOSTON, MA- 36 people were rushed to the hospital during a concert at Boston’s TD Garden Wednesday night. EMT's treated as many as 50–more outside the venue.

Nearly half of them were underage. As a result, TD Garden was cited by the Department of Consumer Affairs & Licensing.

Officials blame dehydration, alcohol, heat and the popular club drug, Molly.

The electric dance concert was headlined by popular Swedish D.J. Avicii.

Parent, Ben Garvin said, "The generation of kids nowadays, they just try to do whatever they can do I guess to have fun and sometimes they have to learn the hard way; suffer the consequences."

"I keep talking to my kids about how sad that is. I don't want them to get a police record. I don't want them to get sick like that," said Amy Kelly.

Heather Nardella adds, "I do have a fear that my kids could do that. I just hope that I’ve instilled enough morals for them to understand that this is not acceptable."

The next Avicii concert is Friday night at Mohegan Sun Arena, in Connecticut.

"It's fun, but sometimes we don't think about the consequences and that's a part of the problem because we get caught up on what's happening and we forget about what's going to happen next," said teenager, Andres Bolanos.

Boston police confirm that in the past two years, TD Garden has been cited five times for violations ranging from over serving alcohol to assault and battery on the premise.

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