Articles: PDF OnlySUY K.; GIJSENBERGH, F.; BAUTE, L.European Journal of Emergency Medicine: September 1999 - p 249-254 Buy Abstract The Thunderdome-party was a mass gathering of 14 000 young people. Many of them were under influence of drugs (amphetamine and ecstasy (MDMA)). The organization of on-site emergency medical assistance was essential in order to avoid overload at the local emergency department and to avoid a disequilibrium of the local emergency medical system, the ‘call 100’ system in Belgium. The benefit of a prehospital medical team at the event is illustrated by the description of the population treated on-site. Toxicological screening of blood and urine was not necessary to safety treat drug intoxication during the Thunderdome-party. © 1999 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.