Police responded to Park City Live on Jan. 19, the opening weekend of the Sundance Film Festival, after receiving a tip that pyrotechnics were being used by employees without a permit.
700 people packed the Main Street club to see DJ Avicii. But just two hours after the DJ took the stage, police stopped the music stopped and turned on the lights.
“We initially were going to look at if we were going to evacuate the building then search through, said Captain Phil Kirk, Park City Police. “What we ended up doing was getting permission of the owner of the building and the people running the concert to turn on the house lights and let everybody in there know we were going to be searching through.”
Kirk said they confiscated several fireworks, but wouldn't elaborate on what kind or how they were used. The PR firm that represents Park City Live told ABC4’s Kim Johnson over the phone the club uses sparklers when delivering champagne to a table.
Kirk said any kind of pyrotechnic used in a packed night club is cause for concern-- especially after last week's night club fire in Brazil that killed 232 people. Fireworks were to blame.
“It's obviously a fire hazard if something like that could ignite something within the building,” said Kirk. “You've seen that happen whether in Brazil or wherever, so we're very concerned that they had fireworks and people were going to potentially light those in the middle of the concert."