This show was undoubtedly the weirdest concert I’ve ever witnessed. A rowdy, sold-out crowd pushed a set of steel barricades into the The Criterion stage well before the headliner had even taken stage. The venue had to be evacuated so security and staff could rebuild the barricade wall. Fans booed, chanted and resisted leaving their cherished spot. After all, many had spent the entire day waiting to get up front. Everything restarted after about an hour of delays and everyone performed. The crowd wasn’t any less rowdy though.
A couple fans jumped from the balcony and into the crowd. That same stunt broke a fan’s leg at Terminal 5 recently.
All that to say, please be careful at your next concert. I was only a couple feet away from that barricade when it was pushed into the stage. I’m glad I’m not hurt. This was such a weird night. You can see all my photos here.