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Performers, vendors, emergency responders brave heat at music festival

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Performers, vendors, emergency responders brave heat at music festival (WFSB) Performers, vendors, emergency responders brave heat at music festival (WFSB)
GLASTONBURY, CT (WFSB) -

Thousands in Glastonbury braved the heat to enjoy some summer music on Wednesday evening.

However while many were enjoying the concert, others were working in the heat by entertaining the crowd, feeding the crowd or protecting them.

Michael Kurasinski and his wife Elaine took their Jammed 4 Thyme food truck to the Glastonbury Music Festival on Wednesday evening.

“The best part of the job is seeing people enjoy what I make to eat,” Kurasinski said.

However, while they were serving up the crowd they were also feeling the heat.

“It's a little bit warm in the truck,” he said. “If you don’t think about the heat it doesn’t bother you as much.

Vendors weren’t the only ones working hard at the festival. While a band performed in the glare of the spotlight, emergency responders made sure everyone in the massive crowd was safe.

Joan Bradley, of Glastonbury EMS, said the heat makes her job much more difficult because the sweltering weather sneaks up on people.

She said she urges people to use common sense in the scorching heat.

“Sit down and take a break every so often...don't over exert and keep yourself hydrated,” she said.

Fortunately nobody suffered a heat-related emergency at the concert on Wednesday.

However, Bradley said she is worried she will be very busy over the next few days.

AAA responds to over 1,000 calls Wednesday

On Wednesday, AAA said it responded to more than 1,000 calls from stranded drivers who were left baking in the sun on the side of the road after their car broke down.

If a break-down happens, AAA said drivers should keep water in their vehicles and carry a windshield sun shade.

If the air conditioner works, keep an eye on the engine temperature so it doesn’t overheat.

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