Taylor Swift’s Brazil concert was hammered by extreme heat. How to protect crowds at the next sweltering gig

Sat, 30 Dec 2023 19:49:11 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam

"Electrifying music concerts and other mass events are increasingly under
threat from severe weather events, such as extreme heat.

The tragic incident at a Taylor Swift concert in Brazil recently, which
resulted in the death of one fan, is a stark reminder of what can happen.

The concert took place in a stadium during a heatwave. Fans lined up for hours
outside the Rio de Janeiro venue, with temperatures reportedly over 40°C. With
the high humidity, this would have felt like almost 60°C, according to a
measure known as the “heat index”.

As well as the fatality, fans reported burns after touching hot metal floors
and railings."

       *** Xanni ***
mailto:xanni@xanadu.net               Andrew Pam
http://xanadu.com.au/                 Chief Scientist, Xanadu
https://glasswings.com.au/            Partner, Glass Wings
https://sericyb.com.au/               Manager, Serious Cybernetics

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