Could having more security at a concert help to prevent an attack like the one that took place at the Bataclan theater in Paris? It's hard to tell since what happened in Paris was organized in such a meticulous way. Still, Live Nation won't be taking any chances. They have vowed to increase security at concert venues in order to ensure a safer environment for their patrons.
“The safety and security of our shows, fans and venues continues to be our highest priority,” the company said in a statement. “Due to the recent events in Paris and in an abundance of caution we have implemented heightened security procedures globally. However, because of the sensitive nature of these protocols, we cannot elaborate further on the specific details.”
In the wake of such a horrible occurrence it's important for those with authority to respond swiftly and aggressively as to show the population that those who protect them on a daily basis are still in control. “It’s only logical for major venues worldwide to have heightened security,” said the editor of Pollstar, Gary Bongiovanni. “But the truth is that there is only so much anyone can do to stop a wave of suicidal attackers.”
Numerous concerts in Paris have been canceled in the wake of the terror attacks. As we mourn those we lost, we also look to bounce back in the future. At her concert in Stockholm, Madonna spoke to the crowd and urged them to carry on with life in the most positive way possible.
“In many ways, I feel torn,” she expressed to the crowd. “Why am I up here dancing and having fun when people are crying over the loss of their loved ones?
“However, that is exactly what these people want to do,” Madonna declared. “They want to shut us up. They want to silence us. And we won’t let them.”
[via New York Times]