Coldplay concert at Rose Bowl gets heightened security in aftermath of Las Vegas shooting

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Saturday, October 07, 2017 12:30AM
Days after a gunman slaughtered 58 people in Las Vegas, extra security was place Friday night when the British rock band Coldplay took the stage at Rose Bowl in Pasadena.


PASADENA, Calif. - Days after a gunman slaughtered 58 people in Las Vegas, extra security was in place Friday night when the British rock band Coldplay took the stage at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.

Gates opened 5:30 p.m. and the show began at 6:45 p.m. According to Rose Bowl officials, fans had to arrive no later than 5 p.m.

Some 60,000 spectators attended the concert, where law enforcement officers were a presence in parking areas and in the neighborhoods above the venue.

"We've met with our Pasadena Police Department and our fire department, and we've assessed our stadium," said Rose Bowl COO George Cunningham. "We don't feel that we have that type of threat level that we had in Las Vegas."

Concertgoers were urged to visit rosebowlstadium.com for information on concert rules and regulations. Bags were allowed inside the venue unless they are transparent.

All ticketholders were required to pass through metal detectors.

At the end of the concert, Coldplay announced that all proceeds from the show would go to disaster relief.
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