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30 yrs ago tonight: 11 dead at The Who concert in Cincinnati
Thirty years ago -- December 3, 1979 -- 11 people were killed at The Who concert in Cincinnati. Here's the story from today's Cincinnati Enquirer...
Thirty years later, on the open concrete plaza on the west side of U.S. Bank Arena, there is no hint of the tragedy that unfolded there on the night of Dec. 3, 1979.
Nothing marks the area where 11 young people died and scores more were injured as a tightly packed crowd of thousands tried to enter the few open doors of was then called Riverfront Coliseum to see The Who. Thousands of people have walked over the plaza since then not knowing how it looked that night: Strewn with winter coats, shoes, purses and broken bottles and illuminated by the flashing lights of emergency vehicles as paramedics tended to the injured and dead.
It is a night that many would like to forget. But others are determined that people know about what happened on the night of one of the worst concert disasters in history, the loved ones they lost and the sweeping changes in crowd and concert safety that followed.
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