Fans on Reddit are reporting that Corey Taylor had halted Slipknot’s latest show in San Bernardino, CA, after a mosh pit went out of control.
Video footage has surfaced online, showing the singer telling the crowd to make room for the paramedics to enter the ground.
He said as the group stopped playing music:
“Back the f*ck up! No one is f*cking getting hurt on my f*cking watch. Do you understand me? Back, the f*ck, up!”
A fan behind the alias of mSTH95 commented:
“Kids and females were on the ground (hurt or unconscious) while people were still running around over them! If Corey hadn’t stopped the song it could [have] been worse.
“That opening song was f*cking brutal in the pit! At one point the rail was being pushed so hard that security had to hold it for it not to tip!”
A fan behind the alias of MalnutritionUSA said:
“During the huge push on the first song a dude went down near me and was passed out face down on the ground.
“Every time I pushed as hard as I could to get some room it instantly filled back up with people I was getting pushed on top of him too. I was seriously worried this dude was going to die down there.
“I’m pretty beefy and luckily there was another huge dude right there too but it still took both of us giving it our absolute everything, for probably a minute or so, he was going limp then waking up and going limp etc. the whole time he’s just in a daze saying help me please help me please.
“Once we got him up he kept going back out of consciousness and almost falling back down, hauling that dude from basically row 4 from the rail all the way to the back was tough but we saved that dude.
“There had to have been more too it was seriously sketchy at the start sounds like everyone went home ok though so I’m stoked.”