Santa Monica's director of cultural and recreation services said she does not believe that any major changes are needed in public safety measures for concerts at the Civic Auditorium, despite problems at a concert Monday night by English pop singer Morrissey.
About 25 concert-goers were pulled from the thick crowd near the stage and treated by paramedics for heat exhaustion and hyperventilation.
"I think that that could happen in any type of event at an auditorium," said Barbara Moran, who is responsible for arranging events at the venue. "We've done everything we could do. There is no reason for us to come on record with a major change."
Concert promoters agreed that heat exhaustion is a common phenomenon at rock concerts. They noted that during Elvis Presley's heyday, fans often fainted by the dozens at his concerts.