Thousands head to SPAC for a sold out concert despite the heat

June 30, 2018 08:21 AM

“It’s definitely going to be crazy. She bought her ticket for a $140 for a lawn seat tonight, so it's going to be insane" said Nick Catalano of Corinth.

Thousands of guests are expected to attend concerts at Saratoga Performing Arts center during the heat wave this weekend and into the next. Park police say they're prepared and ready to help for what's to come

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"It will be hot, we're expecting a lot of traffic, we're asking everyone to arrive early, stay calm, look out for those near you and enjoy yourselves" said Sgt. Frank McGarity of the NYS Park Police. 

SPAC and Live Nation will allow ticket holders to bring in up to a gallon of water per person to help them stay safe. Guest services will have free ice water and there also are four  new water fountains around the park.

I don't think it's gong to be too bad, everyone's friendly so we can help each other out, help keep each other cool" said Maylin McEvoy of Saratoga Springs.

EMS and paramedics will be stationed in tents and also roaming the grounds. 

"They're on their gators, they're the small vehicles, they're trained for this, they'll be on the lookout for those that may suffer from the heat" said Sgt. McGarity.

Some guests saying they knew what they were in for long before they arrived.

"We came prepared, got to stay hydrated" said Brooke Ackerknecht of Corinth

"Just stay safe, try to take it slow, wear light clothing, and drink plenty of fluids" said Sgt. McGarity.  


Brooke Selby

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