After the horrific school choot-out tragedy in the German town of Erfurt, Austrian Innsbruck's Tiroler daily paper had two articles (June 14 and 16, 2002) which noted that Elton personally invited 640 students, parents and teachers of the high
school to his concert. Before the show, Elton referred to music as an element that can bring people together and give them courage.
Furthermore, the newspaper reported on June 18, 2002, that 150 calls were placed to Innsbruck police on Monday evening: Elton John allegedly played too loud at his Innsbruck show in Austria on June 17, 2002.
Erich Krueger, spokesman for police relations, noted that many inhabitants had their windows open because of the heat. Also, "with such large meetings we always expect up to 200 callers," he says in the press. Oddly, the sound spread over the Tivoli's roof--so closer to the stadium it was "not so loud."