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Reader: Country Concerts Are Always the Most Rowdy

A fight broke out following Luke Bryan's concert in Denver, resulting in the hospitalization of three people.
A fight broke out following Luke Bryan's concert in Denver, resulting in the hospitalization of three people.
Aaron Thackeray
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What should have been a good night for fans of country artist Luke Bryan turned into a trip to the hospital for three. Around 11:15 p.m. on August 7, a verbal altercation at Mile High Stadium turned violent, and one victim suffered a fractured skull.

Readers responded with a mix of anger at the situation and comments that ragged on country music.

Eric says:

All these hoodlums at the country concerts...

Tom notes:

Country concerts are always the most rowdy. Piss-drunk good ol' boys fighting over who's got the biggest belt buckle.

Jeff argues:

Rednecks gone wild.

Luke asks:

Could you imagine the uproar if this happened at global dance festival instead of a country concert?

Kayla says:

It's garbage that electronic music fans have a bad rap when that scene never, ever had the kind of violence and arrests that come along with country music concerts. Belligerently drunk men with a macho complex...

Summer argues:

Wow. Most metal crowds are even more well behaved than this, and there’s no shortage of beer and muscle there.

Were you at the show? Did you see the fight?

Do you think rap and EDM fans get a bad rap? Are country crowds really the most rowdy? Let us know in a comment or send a note to editorial@westword.com.

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