Five People Injured In 'Rowdy' Mosh Pit At AVENGED SEVENFOLD Concert

March 29, 2008

OrlandoSentinel.com is reporting that Orange County Fire Rescue took several patients to the hospital after they were injured Friday night (March 28) at the Taste of Chaos concert at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, authorities said.

Five people with various injuries, including twisted ankles and chest and abdominal pains, were taken to Florida Hospital East, said Orange County Fire Rescue spokesman John Mulhall.

According to local TV station WFTV, authorities say approximately 5,000 people attended and people at the event say a mosh pit got out of hand. Witnesses say more than 1,000 people were allowed in the pit, which got very rowdy and chaotic.

One person described seeing paramedics working on one of the injured.

"He came over on a crowd-surf, went on the floor and they were working on him for seven minutes," said the man.

UCF officials quickly suspended alcohol sales at the event.

The Taste of Chaos concert featuring AVENGED SEVENFOLD, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE and ATREYU, among other bands took place at the UCF Arena.

Paramedics were transporting the patients and attending to others who had been injured between 8:30and 11 p.m., Mulhall said, according to OrlandoSentinel.com. The concert began at 5 p.m.

Several units continued to stand by throughout the concert, he said.

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