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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-29-08 03:16 PM
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111. I remember the deaths at the Who concert in 1979. That's when I learned about the physics of crowds
When you multiply the pressure of hundreds of people pressing forward you get an enormous amount of pressure on the people at the front. No one person has to press very hard, either. It's not like the people at the back are deliberately causing trouble, either.

I've seen people at concerts pressed up against the stage and have to be rescued by the musicians pulling them onto stage.
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