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Las Vegas shooting

Daily blog: From a San Fransisco newspaper: "The Las Vegas concert shooting that killed dozens and injured hundreds Sunday weighed heavily on the minds of concert and festival organizers heading into an event-packed week in the Bay Area and spurred some ambivalence among those who long planned to attend the myriad festivities." Do you think the recent event will affect attendance at the outdoor concerts planned for Golden Gate Park? What are some things event organizers could do to reassure people who may be changing their mind about attending the festival?

Safety is a major key when deciding on where to go or what you're doing. If I had been planning on going to a concert and something like this happened then I definitely would not be going. If I did decide to go I would be paranoid the whole time I was there and I wouldn't be able to enjoy the concert. I think that this event will affect attendance at outdoor concerts because many people will have fear of it happening again. Event organizers could have more security teams there or build a something like a pavilion. They also could have many buildings around for safety purposes. 


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